Recent publications

Damiano, S.R., & Paxton, S. J. (in press). Emotional and external eating. In S. Hupp and J. Jewell (Eds.), The Wiley Blackwell Encyclopedia of Child and Adolescent Development, Vol IV.

Griffiths, S., Murray, S. B., Krug, I., & McLean, S. A. (in press). The contribution of social media to body dissatisfaction, eating disorder symptoms, and anabolic steroid use among sexual minority men. Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking. doi:10.1089/cyber.2017.0375

Doley, J. R., Hart, L. M., Stukas, A. A., Morgan, A. J., Rowlands, D. L., & Paxton, S. J. (2017). Development of guidelines for giving community presentations about eating disorders: a Delphi study. Journal of Eating Disorders, 5, 54. doi:10.1186/s40337-017-0183-x

Doley, J.R., Hart, L.M., Stukas, A.A., Petrovic, K., Bouguettaya, A., & Paxton, S. J. (2017). Interventions to reduce the stigma of eating disorders: A systematic review and meta-analysis. International Journal of  Eating Disorders. 2017;50:210–230.

Paxton, S.J. & Damiano, S.R. (2017). The development of body image and weight bias in childhood. In J. Benson (Ed.), Advances in Child Development and Behavior, Vol 52, Ch 3, pp. 269-298. ACDB, UK: Academic Press.

Rodgers, R. F., Damiano, S. R., Wertheim, E. H., & Paxton, S. J. (online, 2017). Media Exposure in Very Young Girls: Prospective and Cross-Sectional Relationships with BMIz, Self-Esteem and Body Size Stereotypes. Developmental Psychology. Advance online publication.

McLean, S.A., Paxton, S.J., & Wertheim, E.H. (2016). The role of media literacy in body dissatisfaction and disordered eating: A systematic review. Body Image, 19, 9-23.

Dunstan, C.J., Paxton, S.J., & McLean, S.A. (2017). An evaluation of a body image intervention in adolescent girls delivered in single-sex versus co-educational classroom settings. Eating Behaviors, 25, 23-31.

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.

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. F., Paxton, S. J., McLean, S. A., & Damiano, S. R. (2016). “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. doi: 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.

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.

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,

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),

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.