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@bgsu.edu
Office: Room 260, Psychology Building
Lab Page: N/A

Taking Graduate Students? Yes
Sponsoring Undergraduate Research? Yes

Research Interests:

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

My research focuses primarily on how children develop their attitudes and behaviors around food and body. My work explores how these constructs develop in contexts such as families, schools, and media exposure.

Selected Publications:

Barnhart, W., Hamilton, L., Jordan, A., Pratt, M., & Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2021). The interaction of negative psychological well-being and picky eating in relation to disordered eating in undergraduate students. Eating Behaviors, 40.

Hoffman, D., Marx, J., Burmeister, J., Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2018). Friday night is pizza night: A comparison of children’s dietary intake and maternal perceptions and feeding goals on weekdays and weekends. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 15, doi: 10.3390/ijerph15040720

Roberts, L., Marx, J., Musher-Eizenman, D. R. (2017). Using Food as a Reward: An Examination of Parental Reward Practices. Appetite, 120, 318 – 326.

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

Courses Taught:

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

Updated: 05/19/2021 03:06PM