Lauren Dial

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Background:

Lauren Dial is a fifth-year developmental psychology graduate student. Lauren is originally from Imperial, California. Lauren received her BA in Psychology from San Diego State University and started graduate school at BGSU in the Fall of 2016. Lauren primarily works with Dara Musher-Eizenman, but she enjoys working with the Finding Balance in Emotions and Eating research group. Broadly, Lauren is interested in exploring how children conceptualize health, specifically in the domain of food. Lauren is currently working on a project which aims to understand how children think about deceptively unhealthy foods and deceptive packaging. For fun and self-care, Lauren enjoys crocheting, cooking/baking, and taking long walks with her dog!

Publications:

Dial, L.A. & Musher-Eizenman, D.R. (2019). Healthy? Tasty? Children’s evaluative categorization of novel foods. Cognitive Development, 50, 36-48. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cogdev.2019.02.001

Dial, L.A., Emley, E., Koerten, H.R., Waite, T.C., & Musher-Eizenman, D.R. (2019). A mindfulness intervention for food neophobia among preschoolers. Early Childhood Education Journal, (X), 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10643-019-00962-4

Professional Presentations:

Dial, L.A. & Musher-Eizenman, D.R. (2019, March). “Apples vs apple chips: Parent-child dyad evaluations of packaged fruits and vegetables.” Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Dial, L.A., Roberts, L.T., Hamilton, L., Goodman, L.C., & Musher-Eizenman, D.R. (2019, March). “‘Candy is not healthy’: Teachers’ awareness of using food in the classroom.” Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Hamilton, L., Goodman, L.C., Roberts, L.T., Dial, L.A., & Musher-Eizenman, D.R. (2019, March). “Teacher nutrition knowledge, personal health, and experience is associated with policy-related attitudes and classroom behavior.” Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.

Emley, E., Dial, L.A., Geis, H., Waite, T., Frank, M., & Musher-Eizenman, D.R. (2018, August). “A mindfulness intervention for food neophobia among preschoolers.” Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Anderson, L., Dial, L.A., & Braden, A. (2017, April). “Inspired by Instagram: A content analysis of comments on fitspiration images.” Poster presentation at the 24th Annual Symposium on Research in Psychiatry, Psychology, and Behavioral Science, Toledo, OH.