Welcome to the Self-Attitudes Lab!

Our lab studies the way our various self-attitudes, like being critical or compassionate towards ourselves, influence the way we feel, think, and behave.  We are especially interested in the relationship between self-attitudes, eating behaviour, and body image. Through our research, we seek to inspire new ways to understand, prevent, and treat eating disorders, and innovative ways to promote flexible eating, healthy body image, and well-being.


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Funded by the Ontario Mental Health Foundation (OMHF)Funded by Social Sciences and humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

  1. Sep. 22, 2016Self-Attitudes Lab Facebook Page

    Below is the Self-Attitudes Lab Facebook page. Updates will pertain to ongoing paid studies from the lab along with lab publications and relevant research findings worldwide. Click here to "like" our facebook page. 

  2. Jan. 5, 2015One of four greatest psychological discoveries of 2014 - research by the Self-Attitudes Lab!

    A blogger at Psych Central featured research from the Self-Attitudes Lab as one of the four greatest psychological discoveries of 2014!

  3. Oct. 21, 2014Psychology Today features research on eating and self-compassion conducted by the Self-Attitudes Lab

    An article in Psychology Today featured research by our lab which found that self-compassion may be more important than self-esteem in helping women eat in a healthier, less disordered manner.

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