Jennifer S Mills
Director of Clinical Training, Clinical Psychology graduate program
Faculty & School/Dept.
Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology
PhD - 2001
University of Toronto
MA - 1996
University of Toronto
BSc - 1995
University of Toronto
- Mills, J.S., Polivy, J., & Herman, C.P. (in press). Distinguishing dieting from restrained eating: A rejoinder to Lowe (2021). Appetite.
- McComb, S., Gobin, K., & Mills, J.S. (in press). The effects of self-disclaimer Instagram captions on young women's mood and body image: The moderating effect of participants’ own photo manipulation practices. Body Image.
- McComb, S.E., & Mills, J.S. (2021). Young women’s body image following upwards comparison to Instagram models: The role of physical appearance perfectionism and cognitive emotion regulation. Body Image, 38, 49-62. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.03.012
- Polivy, J., Herman, C. P., & Mills, J. S. (2020). What is restrained eating and how do we identify it? Appetite, 155, 104820. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2020.104820
- Mills, J.S., Polivy, J., & Iqbal, A. (2020). Food-based social comparisons influence liking and consumption. Appetite, 151. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2020.104720
- McComb, S., & Mills, J.S. (2020). A systematic review on the effects of media disclaimers on young women’s body image and mood. Body Image, 32, 34-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.10.010
- Shannon, A., & Mills, J.S. (2019). Thinking about overeating results in higher likelihood of anticipated fat talk. Body Image, 31, 13-18. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.08.003
- McComb, S., & Mills, J.S. (2019). Orthorexia Nervosa: A review of psychosocial risk factors. Appetite, 140, 50-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2019.05.005
- Keating, L., Mills, J.S., & Rawana, J. (2019). Momentary predictors of binge eating: An attachment perspective. Eating Behaviors, 32, 44-52. DOI: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2018.12.003
- Hogue, J.V., & Mills, J.S. (2019). The effects of active social media engagement with peers on body image in young women. Body Image, 28, 1-5. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.11.002
- Mills, J.S., Musto, S., Williams, L., & Tiggemann, M. (2018). “Selfie” harm: Effects on mood and body image in young women. Body Image, 27, 86-92. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2018.08.007
- Mills, J.S., Weinheimer, L.A., Polivy, J., & Herman, C.P. (2018). Are there different types of dieters? A review of personality and dietary restraint. Appetite. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2018.02.014
- Mills, J.S., Vu, N., Manley, R., & Tse, S. (2017). Adolescent and young adult women’s opinions of common eating disorder prevention messages. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. DOI: 10.1080/10640266.2016.1269549
- Roosen, K., & Mills, J.S. (2016). What persons with physical disabilities can teach us about obesity. Health Psychology Open, January-June: 1-3. DOI: 10.1177/2055102916634362
- Shentow-Bewsh, R., Keating, L., & Mills, J.S. (2016). Effects of anti-obesity messages on women’s body image and eating behaviour. Eating Behaviors, 20, 48-56. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2015.11.012
- Shannon, A., & Mills, J.S. (2015). Correlates, causes, and consequences of Fat Talk: A review. Body Image, 15, 158-172. DOI: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2015.09.003.
- Shakory, S., Van Exan, J., Mills, J.S., Taube-Schiff, M., Sockalingam, S. (2015). Insecure attachment and binge eating in pre-surgical bariatric candidates: The mediating role of emotion dysregulation. Appetite, 91, 69-75. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2015.03.026.
- Roosen, K., & Mills, J.S. (2015). Exploring the motives and mental health correlates of intentional food restriction prior to alcohol use in university students. Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 875-886. DOI: 10.1177/1359105315573436.
- Vella-Zarb, R., Mills, J.S., Westra, H., Carter, J.C., & Keating, L. (2015). A randomized controlled trial of motivational interviewing for binge eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 328-332. DOI: 10.1002/eat.22242.
Currently available to supervise graduate students: No
Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes
Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: No
My research interests are in the area of body image and eating disorders. I study malleable risk factors for disordered eating, including body dissatisfaction and dieting. I am particularly interested in the factors that influence how women perceive their bodies and the psychological consequences of social media use. Other recent research projects include the study of women's reactions to eating disorder prevention messages, motivational interviewing as an adjunct to hospital treatment of eating disorders, and the nature and risk factors of "orthorexia nervosa" or a pathological obsession with clean or healthy eating.