Recent publications

McLean, S.A., Paxton, S.J., & Wertheim, E.H. (in press). The role of media literacy in body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: A systematic review. Body Image.

Dunstan, C.J., Paxton, S.J., & McLean, S.A. (in press). An evaluation of a body image intervention in adolescent girls delivered in single-sex versus co-educational classroom settings. Eating Behaviors. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.eatbeh.2016.03.016

Hart, L.M., Damiano, S.R., & Paxton, S.J. (2016). Confident Body, Confident Child: A randomised controlled trial evaluation of a parenting resource for promoting healthy body image and eating patterns in 2- to 6-year old children. International Journal of Eating Disorders. http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.22494

Spiel, E., Rodgers, R.F., Paxton, S.J., Wertheim, E.H., Damiano, S.D., Gregg, K.J., & McLean, S.A. (in press). “He’s got his father’s bias”: Parental influence on weight bias in young children. British Journal of Developmental Psychology

Griffiths, S, Hay, P.J. Mitchison, D., Mond, J.M., McLean, S.A., Bryan Rogers, B., Massey, R., & Paxton, S.J. (published online July 4, 2016). Sex differences in the relationships between body dissatisfaction, quality of life and psychological distress. Australian & New Zealand Journal of Public Health. doi: 10.1111/1753-6405.12538

Rodgers, R., Paxton, S. J., McLean, S. A., & Damiano, S. R. (2016, published online 18th April). “Does the voice in your head get kinder as you get older?” Women’s perceptions of body image in midlife. Journal of Women and Aging. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08952841.2015.1018034

Rodgers, R.F., McLean, S.A., Marques, M., Dunstan, C. J. & Paxton, S. J. (2016). Trajectories of body dissatisfaction and dietary restriction in early adolescent girls: A latent class growth analysis. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, pp 1664–1677. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10964-015-0356-3

McLean, S.A., Paxton, S.J., & Wertheim, E.H. (2016). Does media literacy mitigate

risk for reduced body satisfaction following exposure to thin-ideal media? Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 45, 1678–1695. http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10964-016-0440-3

Damiano, S.R., Hart, L.M., & Paxton, S.J. (2016). Correlates of parental feeding practices with pre-schoolers: Parental body image and eating knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors. Appetite, 101,192-198, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2016.03.008

McLean, S.A., Paxton, S.J., Massey, R., Mond, J.A., Hay, P.J., & Rodgers, B. (2016). Identifying persuasive public health messages to change community knowledge and attitudes about bulimia nervosa. Journal of Health Communication, 21, 178–187. doi: 10.1080/10810730.2015.1049309.

Rodgers, R.F., Wertheim, E.H., Damiano, S.D., Gregg, K.J., & Paxton, S.J. (2015). “Stop eating lollies and do lots of sports”: A prospective qualitative study of the development of children’s awareness of dietary restraint and exercise to lose weight. International Journal of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity, 12, 155 (11 pages), http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12966-015-0318-x

Rodgers, R.F., Paxton, S.J., McLean, S.A., Massey, R., Mond, J.A., Hay, P.J. & Rodgers, B. (2015). Stigmatising attitudes and beliefs towards Bulimia Nervosa: The importance of knowledge and eating disorder symptoms. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, 203, 259–263. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000275

McLean, S.A., Paxton, S.J., Wertheim, E.H., Masters, J. (2015). Photoshopping the selfie: Self photo editing and photo investment are associated with body dissatisfaction in adolescent girls. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 1132–1140.

Damiano, S.R., Paxton, S.J., Wertheim, E.H., McLean, S.A., & Gregg, K.J. (2015). Dietary restraint of 5-year old girls: Associations with internalization of the thin ideal, maternal, media and peer influences. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 8, 1166–1169.

Schaefer, L.M., Burke, N.L., Thompson, J.K., Dedrick, R. F., Heinberg, L.J., … Paxton, S.J., & Swami, V. (2015). Development and validation of the Sociocultural Attitudes Towards Appearance Questionnaire-4 (SATAQ-4). Psychological Assessment. Advance online publication. 27, 54-67. doi: 10.1037/a0037917

Hart, L.M., Damiano, S.R., Cornell, C. & Paxton, S.J. (2015). What parents know and want to learn about healthy eating and body image in preschool children: A triangulated qualitative study with parents and Early Childhood Professionals. BMC Public Health, 15, 596 (13 pages). doi: 10.1186/s12889-015-1865-4.

Damiano, S.R., Paxton, S.J., Gregg, K., Spiel, E.C., McLean, S.A., & Wertheim, E.H. (2015). Relationships between body size attitudes and body image of 4-year-old boys and girls, and attitudes of their fathers and mothers. Journal of Eating Disorders, 3, 16 (10 pages)

Rodgers, R.F. McLean, S.A. & Paxton, S.J. (2015). Longitudinal relationships among internalization of the media ideal, peer social comparison, and body dissatisfaction: implications for the Tripartite Influence Model. Developmental Psychology, 51, 706-713.

Damiano, S.R., Hart, L.M. & Paxton, S.J. (2015). Development and validation of parenting measures for body image and eating patterns in childhood. Journal of Eating Disorders, 3, 5 (9 pages). doi: 10.1186/s40337-015-0043-5

Wade, T.D., Wilksch, S.M., Paxton, S.J., Byrne, S.M., & Austin, S.B. (2015). How perfectionism and ineffectiveness influence growth of eating disorder risk in young adolescent girls. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 66, 56-63.

Wilksch, S.M., Paxton, S.J., Byrne, S.M., Austin, S.B., McLean, S.A., Thompson, K.M., Dorairaj, K., & Wade, T.D. (2015). Prevention Across the Spectrum: A randomized-controlled trial of three programs to reduce risk factors for both eating disorders and obesity. Psychological Medicine, 2015, 45(9), 1811-23. doi:10.1017/S003329171400289X

Hart, L.M., Cornell, C., Damiano, S.R., & Paxton, S.J. (2015). Parents and prevention: A systematic review of interventions involving parents that aim to prevent body dissatisfaction or eating disorders. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 157–169.

Paxton, S.J. & McLean, S.A. (2015). Peer interactions and relationships - risk factors for eating disorders. In T.D. Wade (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders, Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_148-1

Salci, L. & Paxton, S.J. (2015). Parent influences on body image attitudes and eating patterns in early childhood. In T.D. Wade (Ed.). Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders, Springer. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_56-1

Paxton, S.J. (2015). Social policy and prevention of body image and eating disorders. In L. Smolak and M.P. Levine (Eds) The Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of Eating Disorders, Vol 2, Chichester, UK: John Wiley & Sons. Ch. 48, pp.655 – 668.