Vartanian Research Group

School of Psychology
University of New South Wales

Publications

in press

Rahimi-Ardabili, H., Reynolds, R., Vartanian, L. R., McLeod, L., & Zwar, N. (in press). A systematic review of the efficacy of interventions that aim to increase self-compassion on nutrition habits, eating behaviours, body weight and body image. Mindfulness.

Vartanian, L. R., & Hayward, L. E. (forthcoming). Self-concept clarity and body image. In J. Lodi-Smith & K. G. DeMarree (Eds.), Self-concept clarity. Springer.

Vartanian, L. R., Trewartha, T., Beames, J. R., Azevedo, S. M., & Vanman, E. J. (in press). Physiological and self-reported disgust reactions to obesity. Cognition and Emotion.

Jiang, M. Y. W., & Vartanian, L. R. (in press). A review of existing measures of attentional biases in body image and eating disorders research. Australian Journal of Psychology.

Fardouly, J., Willburger, B., & Vartanian, L. R. (in press). Instagram use and young women’s body image concerns and self-objectification: Testing mediational pathways. New Media and Society.

Vartanian, L. R., Pinkus, R. T., & Smyth, J. M. (in press). Experiences of weight stigma in everyday life: Implications for health motivation. Stigma and Health.

2017

Hayward, L. E., Vartanian, L. R., & Pinkus, R. T. (2017). Coping with weight stigma: Development and validation of a brief Coping Response Inventory. Obesity Science & Practice, 3, 373-383.

Nevin, S. M., & Vartanian, L. R. (2017). The stigma of clean dieting and orthorexia nervosa. Journal of Eating Disorders, 5:37.

Swierad, E. M., Vartanian, L. R., & King, M. (2017). The influence of ethnic and mainstream cultures on African Americans’ health behaviors: A qualitative study. Behavioral Sciences, 7; 49.

Vartanian, L. R., Reily, N. M., Spanos, S., McGuirk, L. C., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2017). Hunger, taste, and normative cues in predictions about food intake. Appetite, 116, 511-517.

Vartanian, L. R., Spanos, S., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2017). Conflicting internal and external eating cues: Impact on food intake and attributions. Health Psychology, 36, 365-369.

Vartanian, L. R., Reily, N. M., Spanos, S., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2017). Self-reported overeating and attributions for food intake. Psychology and Health, 32, 483-492.

Froreich, F. V., Vartanian, L. R., Zawadzki, M. J., Grisham, J. R., & Touyz, S. W. (2017).  Psychological need satisfaction, control, and disordered eating. British Journal of Clinical Psychology, 56, 53-68.

Vartanian, L. R., Kernan, K. M., & Wansink, B. (2017). Chaos, clutter, and overconsumption: The role of mind-set in stressful and chaotic food environments. Environment and Behavior, 49, 215-223.

Fardouly, J., Pinkus, R. T., & Vartanian, L. R. (2017). The impact of appearance comparisons made through social media, traditional media, and in person in women’s everyday lives. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 20, 31-39.

2016

Reily, N. M., Herman, C. P., & Vartanian, L. R. (2016). Portion-size preference as a function of individuals’ body mass index. Obesity Science & Practice, 2, 241-247.

Vartanian, L. R., Froreich, F. V., & Smyth, J. M. (2016). A serial mediation model testing early adversity, self-concept clarity, and thin-ideal internalization as predictors of body dissatisfaction. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 19, 98-103.

Vartanian, L. R.., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2016). What does it mean to eat an appropriate amount of food? Eating Behaviors, 23, 24-27.

Reily, N. M., & Vartanian, L. R. (2016). The portion size effect on food intake is robust to contextual size information. Appetite, 105, 439-448.

Beames, J. R., Black, M. J., & Vartanian, L. R. (2016). Prejudice toward individuals with obesity: Evidence for a pro-effort bias. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 22, 184-195.

Vartanian, L. R., Trewartha, T., & Vanman, E. J. (2016). Disgust predicts prejudice and discrimination toward individuals with obesity. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 46, 369-375.

O’Brien, K. S., Latner, J. D., Puhl, R. M., Vartanian, L. R., Giles, C., Griva, K., & Carter, A. (2016). The relationship between weight stigma and eating behavior is explained by weight bias internalization and psychological distress. Appetite, 102, 70-76.

Vartanian, L. R., & Porter, A. M. (2016). Weight stigma and eating behavior: A review of the literature. Appetite, 102, 3-14.

Froreich, F. V., Vartanian, L. R., Grisham, J. R., & Touyz, S. W. (2016). Dimensions of control and their relation to disordered eating behaviours and obsessive-compulsive symptoms. Journal of Eating Disorders, 4: 14.

Vartanian, L. R., Chen, W. H., Reily, N. M., & Castel, A. D. (2016). The parallel impact of episodic memory and episodic future thinking on food intake. Appetite, 101, 31-36.

Jiang, M. Y. W., & Vartanian, L. R. (2016). The role of memory in the relationship between attention toward thin-ideal media and body dissatisfaction. Eating and Weight Disorders, 21, 57-64.

Coleman, S. R. M., Zawadzki, M. J., Heron, K. E., Vartanian, L. R., & Smyth, J. M. (2016). Self-focused and other-focused resiliency: Plausible mechanisms linking early family adversity to health problems in college women. Journal of American College Health, 64, 85-95.

Herman, C. P., Polivy, J., Vartanian, L. R., & Pliner, P. (2016). Are large portions responsible for the obesity epidemic? Physiology & Behavior, 156, 177-181.

Fardouly, J., & Vartanian, L. R. (2016). Social media and body image concerns: Current research and future directions. Current Opinion in Psychology, 9, 1-5.

2015

Vartanian, L. R. (2015). Development and validation of a brief version of the Stigmatizing Situations Inventory. Obesity Science & Practice, 1, 119-125.

Fardouly, J., Diedrichs, P. C., Vartanian, L. R., & Halliwell, E. (2015). The mediating role of appearance comparisons in the relationship between media usage and self-objectification in young women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39, 447-457.

Spanos, S., Vartanian, L. R., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2015). Personality, perceived appropriateness, and acknowledgement of social influences on food intake. Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 110-115.

Azevedo, S. M., & Vartanian, L. R. (2015). Ethical issues for public health approaches to obesity. Current Obesity Reports, 4, 324-329.

Kerameas, K., Vartanian, L. R., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2015). The effect of portion size and unit size on food intake: Unit bias or segmentation effect? Health Psychology, 34, 670-676.

Vartanian, L. R., Spanos, S., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2015). Modeling of food intake: A meta-analytic review. Social Influence, 10, 119-136.

Herman, C. P., Polivy, J., Pliner, P., & Vartanian, L. R. (2015). Mechanism underlying the portion-size effect. Physiology & Behavior, 144, 129-136.

Vartanian, L. R. (2015). Impression management and food intake: Current directions in research. Appetite, 86, 74-80.

Fardouly, J., Diedrichs, P. C., Vartanian, L. R., & Halliwell, E. (2015). Social comparisons on social media: The impact of Facebook on young women’s body image concerns and mood. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 13, 38-45.

Spanos, S., Kenda, A. S., & Vartanian, L. R. (2015). Can serving-size labels reduce the portion-size effect? A pilot study. Eating Behaviors, 16, 40-42.

Fardouly, J., & Vartanian, L. R. (2015). Negative comparisons about one's appearance mediate the relationship between Facebook usage and body image concerns. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 12, 82-88.

2014

Spanos, S., Vartanian, L. R., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2014). Failure to report social influences on food intake: Lack of awareness or motivated denial? Health Psychology, 33, 1487-1494.

Black, M. J., Sokol, N., & Vartanian, L. R. (2014). The effect of effort and weight controllability on perceptions of obese individuals. Journal of Social Psychology, 154, 515-526.

Vartanian, L. R., Pinkus, R. T., & Smyth, J. M. (2014). The phenomenology of weight stigma in everyday life.Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 3, 196-202.

Vartanian, L. R., Smyth, J. M., Zawadzki, M. H., Heron, K. E., & Coleman, S. R. M. (2014). Early adversity, personal resources, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 47, 620-629.

Cavanagh, K., Vartanian, L. R., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2014). The effect of portion size on food intake is robust to brief education and mindfulness exercises. Journal of Health Psychology, 19, 730-739.

Vartanian, L. R., & Fardouly, J. (2014). Reducing the stigma of bariatric surgery: Benefits of providing information about necessary lifestyle changes. Obesity, 22, 1233-1237.

2013

Vartanian, L. R., Sokol, N., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2013). Social models provide a norm of appropriate food intake for young women. PLoS ONE 8 (11): e79268.

Vartanian, L. R., Thomas, M. A., & Vanman, E. J. (2013). Disgust, contempt, and anger and the stereotypes of obese people. Eating and Weight Disorders, 18, 377-382.

Vartanian, L. R., & Dey, S. (2013). Self-concept clarity, thin-ideal internalization, and appearance-related social comparisons as predictors of body dissatisfaction. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 10, 495-500.

Vartanian, L. R., & Fardouly, J. (2013). The stigma of obesity surgery: Negative evaluations based on weight-loss history. Obesity Surgery, 23, 1545-1550.

Vartanian, L. R., & Silverstein, K. M. (2013). Obesity as a status cue: Perceived social status and the stereotypes of obese individuals. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 43, E319-328. [Special issue on Prejudice and Prejudice Reduction.]

Vartanian, L. R., & Smyth, J. M. (2013). Primum non nocere: Obesity stigma and public health. Journal of Bioethical Inquiry, 10, 49-57.

2012

Vartanian, L. R., & Sokol, N. (2012). Serving-size information on nutrition labels in Australia. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 36, 493-494.
    *Vartanian & Sokol (2012) Supplementary information.

Jiang, M. Y. W., & Vartanian, L. R. (2012). Attention and memory biases toward body-related images among restrained eaters. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 9, 503-509.

Sin, N. L. Y., & Vartanian, L. R. (2012). Is counter-regulation among restrained eaters a result of motivated overeating? Appetite, 59, 488-493.

Vartanian, L. R., & Grisham, J. R. (2012). Obsessive-compulsive symptoms and body checking in women and men. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 36, 367-374.

Vartanian, L. R. (2012). Self-discrepancy theory and body image. In T. Cash (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Body Image and Human Appearance (Vol. 2, pp. 711-717). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

Fardouly, J., & Vartanian, L. R. (2012). Changes in weight bias following weight loss: The impact of weight-loss method. International Journal of Obesity, 36, 314-319.

Vartanian, L. R., Wharton, C. M., & Green, E. B. (2012). Appearance vs. health motives for exercise and for weight loss. Psychology of Sport & Exercise, 13, 251-256.

2011

Vartanian, L. R., & Germeroth, L. J. (2011). Accuracy in estimating the body weight of self and others: Impact of dietary restraint and BMI. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 8, 415-418.

Vartanian, L. R., & Novak, S. A. (2011). Internalized societal attitudes moderate the impact of weight stigma on avoidance of exercise. Obesity, 19, 757-762.

Thomas, J. J., & Vartanian, L. R. (2011). Eating disorder not otherwise specified: Theoretical and empirical advances since the publication of a meta-analysis covering 1987-2007. In R. H. Striegel-Moore, S. A. Wonderlich, B. T. Walsh, & J. E. Mitchell (Eds.), Developing an evidence-based classification of eating disorders: Scientific findings for DSM-5 (pp. 19-34). Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing.

2010

Vartanian, L. R. (2010). "Obese people" vs. "fat people": Impact of group label on weight bias. Eating and Weight Disorders, 15, e195-e198.

Vartanian, L. R. (2010). Disgust and perceived control in attitudes toward obese people. International Journal of Obesity, 34, 1302-1307.

Vartanian, L. R., & Hopkinson, M. M. (2010). Social connectedness, conformity, and the internalization of societal standards of attractiveness. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 7, 86-89.

2009

Thomas, J. J., Vartanian, L. R., & Brownell, K. D. (2009). The relationship between eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS) and officially recognized eating disorders: Meta-analysis and implications for DSM. Psychological Bulletin, 135, 407-433.

Vartanian, L. R. (2009). When the body defines the self: Self-concept clarity, internalization, and body image. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 28, 94-126.

2008

Vartanian, L. R., Herman, C. P., & Wansink, B. (2008). Are we aware of the external factors that influence our food intake? Health Psychology, 27, 533-538.

Schwartz, M. B., Vartanian, L. R., Wharton, C. M., & Brownell, K. D. (2008). Examining the nutritional quality of breakfast cereals marketed to children. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108, 702-705.

Schwartz, M. B., Vartanian, L. R., Wharton, C. M., & Brownell, K. D. (2008). Authors’ response. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 108, 1619-1620.

Salvy, S. J., Vartanian, L. R., Coelho, J. S., Jarrin, D., & Pliner, P. P. (2008). The role of familiarity on modeling of eating and food consumption in children. Appetite, 50, 514-518.

Vartanian, L. R., & Shaprow, J. G. (2008). Effects of weight stigma on exercise motivation and behavior: A preliminary investigation among college-aged females. Journal of Health Psychology, 13, 131-138.

Vartanian, L. R., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2008). Judgments of body weight based on food intake: A pervasive cognitive bias among restrained eaters. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41, 64-71.

2007

Vartanian, L. R., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2007). Consumption stereotypes and impression management: How you are what you eat. Appetite, 48, 265-277.

Vartanian, L. R., Schwartz, M. B., & Brownell, K. D. (2007). Effects of soft-drink consumption on nutrition and health: A systematic review and meta-analysis. American Journal of Public Health, 97, 667-675.

Schwartz, M. B., Thomas, J. J., Bohan, K. M., & Vartanian, L. R. (2007). Intended and unintended effects of an eating disorder educational program: The impact of presenter identity. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40, 187-192.

2006

Vartanian, L. R., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2006). Does regulatory focus play a role in dietary restraint? Eating Behaviors, 7, 333-341.

Thomas, J. J., Judge, A. M., Brownell, K. D., & Vartanian, L. R. (2006). Evaluating the effects of eating disorder memoirs on readers’ eating attitudes and behaviors. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 418-425.

Schwartz, M. B., Vartanian, L. R., Nosek, B. A., & Brownell, K. D. (2006). The influence of one’s own body weight on implicit and explicit anti-fat bias. Obesity, 14, 440-447.

Vartanian, L. R., & Herman, C. P. (2006). Beliefs about the determinants of body weight predict dieting and exercise behavior. Eating Behaviors, 7, 176-179.

2005

Vartanian, L. R., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2005). Implicit and explicit attitudes toward fatness and thinness: The role of the internalization of societal standards. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 2, 373-381.

2004

Moor, S., Vartanian, L. R., Touyz, S. W., & Beumont, P. J. V. (2004). The psychopathology of EDNOS patients: To whom do they compare? Clinical Psychologist, 8, 70-75.

Vartanian, L. R., Polivy, J., & Herman, C. P. (2004). Implicit cognitions and eating disorders: Their application in research and treatment. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 11, 160-167.

Vartanian, L. R., Herman, C. P., & Polivy, J. (2004). Accuracy in the estimation of body weight: An alternate test of the motivated-distortion hypothesis. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 36, 69-75.

2000

Conway, M., & Vartanian, L. R. (2000). A status account of gender stereotypes: Beyond communality and agency. Sex Roles, 43, 181-199.

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