Jennifer S Mills

Associate Professor

Locations / Contact Info:

Room 241 Behavioural Science - BSB
Keele Campus
Phone: 416 736 2100 Ext. 33153

Email address(es):

jsmills@yorku.ca

Faculty & School/Dept.

Faculty of Health - Department of Psychology

Degrees

PhD - 2001
University of Toronto

Selected Publications


  • 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

  • Taube-Schiff, M., Mehak, A., Ferreira, N., Kalim, A., Ungar, T., & Mills, J.S. (2018). Treatment within an adult mental health day program: Examining psychosocial outcomes. Journal of Nervous and Mental Disorders, 206, 562–566. DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000000847

  • 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.


Supervision

Currently available to supervise graduate students: Yes

Currently taking on work-study students, Graduate Assistants or Volunteers: Yes

Available to supervise undergraduate thesis projects: Yes

Current Research

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 prevalence of disordered eating among women with physical disabilities.