Abstract: Adolescents’ appearance-related concerns can provoke increasing emotional, social, and eating-related problems. The aims of this five-wave (2.5-year), multiple-informant longitudinal study were to (a) examine growth trajectories of appearance anxiety symptoms and appearance esteem, (b) identify whether trajectories differed by gender, and (c) examine several launching factors including parent-reported physical maturation, peer-rated physical appearance, body … More New Publication: Girls’ and boys’ trajectories of appearance anxiety from age 10 to 15 years are associated with earlier maturation and appearance-related teasing
Congratulations to Dr. Kim Hurst for being awarded the PhD in Psychology in Sept 2017. Her research, supervised by Professor Melanie Zimmer-Gembeck and Dr. Caroline Donovan, was conducted with the aim of improving treatment for adolescents with anorexia nervosa. Her research thesis was titled Placing the focus on perfectionism in female adolescent anorexia nervosa: Augmented … More Congratulations to Kim Hurst who has recently been Awarded the PhD in Psychology
In this new paper (Rudolph, Zimmer-Gembeck, Shanley, & Hawkins, doi:10.1077/1077559517729479), we explore how prevention of child abuse may depend on involving parents in protection in new and innovative programs for families.