Professor Emerita of Psychology
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Since coming to Kenyon in 1980, Linda Smolak has taught courses in developmental psychology, statistics and methodology in psychology, and women's studies. Her primary teaching interests are in child development and gender related interests. She is also very interested in helping students understand, appreciate, and participate in the research aspects of psychology via courses and independent studies.
Smolak's research focuses on body image and eating problems in boys and girls. Her work emphasizes developmental contributors to body image and body change strategies. She is also working on research that examines the place of gender role in the development of body image and eating problems. In addition to serving on various college committees, Smolak has long been the advisor to the Kenyon Equestrian Team, reflecting her own interest in horses and riding.
Areas of Expertise
Developmental psychology, women's and gender studies, eating disorders
Ph.D. Temple University
B.A. Temple University
Smolak, L., Thompson, J.K. (Eds., in press). Body image, eating disorders, and obesity in youth (2nd ed). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.
Smolak, L., Stein, J.A. (2006). The relationship of drive for muscularity to sociocultural factors, self-esteem, physical attributes gender role, and social comparison in middle school boys. Body Image, 3, 121-129.
(with M.P. Levine) (2006). The prevention of eating problems and eating disorders. Mahwah NJ: Erlbaum.
PSYC 323 Developmental Psychology
PSYC 421 Developmental Methods
WMNS 100 Introduction to Women's Gender Studies
PSYC 200 Statistical Analysis in Psychology