Anna M. and Elizabeth chat with Dr. Mary Himmelstein a professor and researcher in psychological sciences at Kent State University. Mary is the director of the SWAG Lab, a social and health psychology lab where she examines biopsychosocial mechanisms which influence health and disease processes, and conducts research broadly on identity, stress, and coping processes in weight stigma and masculinity.
- Weight stigma and the different ways people can experience it.
- How negative body-related feelings affect our perspectives and the way we move through the world, and how this also affects the way we parent.
- The kinds of conversations parents should be having with their children about weight stigma and masculinity, and some helpful ways to frame the way we talk about body size and social identities.
- Research findings from the SWAG Lab work on masculinity, social identities and barriers to health.
- About Dr. Himmelstein
- Dr. Himmelstein’s SWAG Lab
- Lutz, Alexander & Associates Nutrition Therapy
- Pinney Davenport Nutrition
Dr. Mary Himmelstein earned her PhD in social psychology and intradisciplinary health psychology from Rutgers, New Brunswick in 2016. She is currently an Assistant Professor of Psychological Sciences at Kent State University. She has published over 50 peer reviewed papers primarily on weight stigma or masculinity as they relate to health.