Michael P. Levine
Professor Emeritus of Psychology
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Michael P. Levine teaches courses in abnormal psychology, the psychology of personality, eating disorders, and introductory psychology.
Dr. Levine's special interests include the links between eating problems and preventive education, public health, and mass media. He has published many articles and chapters on these topics, and he has given talks in the United States, Canada, Spain, Australia, and Great Britain.
Levine is co-editor (with Drs. Smolak and Ruth Striegel-Moore) of The Developmental Psychopathology of Eating Disorders (Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum, 1996) and (with Drs. Niva Piran and Catherine Steiner-Adair) of Preventing Eating Disorders: A Handbook of Interventions and Special Challenges (Philadelphia, PA: Brunner/Mazel, 1999). A Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), in 2006 he received the Meehan-Hartley Award for Leadership in Public Awareness and Advocacy from the AED. Levine is also on the Clinical and Scientific Advisory Board of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). In 2004 he received the Lori Irving Award for Prevention and Awareness from NEDA.
Levine is married to Dr. Mary Suydam, a medievalist who studies women's spirituality with an emphasis on mysticism. They have three adult children - two sons and a daughter.
Areas of Expertise
Abnormal psychology, personality psychology, eating disorders, body image
Ph.D. University of California at Santa Barbara (UCSB)
Levine, M. P., Smolak, L. (2007). Prevention of negative body image, disordered eating, and eating disorders: Anupdate. In S.Wonderlich, J. Mitchell, M. De Zwaan, & H. Steiger (Eds.), Annual review of eating disorders: Part I -- 2007 (pp. 1 -- 14). Oxford: Radcliffe.
Levine, M. P., Smolak, L. (2006). The prevention of eating problems and eating disorders: theory, research, and practice. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Earlbaum Associates.
Levine, M. P., Harrison, K. (2004). The role of mass media in the perpetuation and prevention of negative body image and disordered eating. In J. K. Thompson (Ed.), Handbook of eating disorders and obesity (pp. 695-717). New York: Wiley.
PSYC 321 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 326 Theories of Personality
PSYC 422 Research Methods in Personality
PSYC 443 Eating Disorders (seminar)
PSYC 112 Honors section - Intro to Psychology as a Social Science