Vice Chair for Undergraduate Instruction
B.A., Williams College;
M.A., Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1998

Phone: (419) 372-2948

Email: mushere@bgsu.edu

Office: Room 260,Psychology Building

Research Interests:

  • Preschool children’s attitudes and behaviors related to body image, eating, and weight
  • Children's weight bias and weight-based sterotyping
  • Food parenting

Taking Grad Students? yes

Sponsoring Undergraduate Research? yes

Selected Publications:

Dara R. Musher-Eizenman, Jenna M. Marx, Maija B. Taylor, (2015). It's always snack time: An investigation of event scripts in young children., Appetite, 85, 66-69.







Allison E. Kiefner-Burmeister, Debra A. Hoffmann, Molly R. Meers, Afton M. Koball, Dara R. Musher-Eizenman (2014). Food consumption by young children: A function of parental feeding goals and practices, Appetite, 74, 6-11.

Musher-Eizenman, D. R., &  Kiefner, A. (2013). Food Parenting: A Selective Review of Current Measurement and an Empirical Examination To Inform Future Measurement, Childhood Obesity, 9, S-32-S-39.



Storfer-Isser, A., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2013). Measuring Parent Time Scarcity and Fatigue as Barriers to Meal Planning and Preparation: Quantitative Scale Development, Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 45, 176-182.







Koball, A. M., Meers, M. R., Storfer-Isser, A., Domoff, S. E., Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2012). Eating when Bored: Revision of the Emotional Eating Scale with a Focus on Boredom, Health Psychology, 31, 521-524.

Meers, M. R., Koball, A. M., Oehlhof, M. W., Laurene, K. R., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2011). Assessing anti-fat bias in preschoolers: A comparison of a computer generated line-drawn figure array and photographic figure array. Body Image, 8, 293-296. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2011.04.006 

Musher-Eizenman, D. R., Oehlhof, M. W., Young, K. M., Hauser, J., Galliger, C., Sommer, A. (2011). Emerald Dragon Bites vs. Veggie Beans: Fun food names increase children’s consumption of novel healthy foods. Journal of Early Childhood Research, 9, 191-195.

Musher-Eizenman, D. R., Young, K. M., Laurene, K. (2010). Children’s Sensitivity to External Food Cues:  How Distance to Serving Bowl Influences Children’s Consumption. Health Education and Behavior, 37, 186 – 192.


Courses Taught:

  • PSYC 3030. Psychology of Child Development
  • PSYC 3290. Laboratory in Developmental Psychology
  • PSYC 4400. Infant Development
  • PSYC 7340. Cognitive Development