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DARA MUSHER-EIZENMAN

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

Phone: (419) 372-2948

Email: mushere@bgnet.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:

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.

Holub, S. C., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2010). Examining Preschoolers’ Nutrition Knowledge using a Meal Creation and Food Group Classification Task: Age and Gender Differences.  Early Child Development and Care, 180, 787 - 798.

de Lauzon-Guillain, B., Musher-Eizenman, D.,  Leporc, E., Holub, S. Charles, M. A. (2009). Parental feeding practices in the United States and in France: Relationships with child’s characteristics and parent’s eating behavior. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 109, 1064-1069.

Courses Taught:

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