Jaine Strauss is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on gender. Her
recent work has focused on women's "body talk" conversations, self-control
styles in eating disorders, developmental trends in body objectification, and the impact
of diet commercials on snack food consumption. She teaches courses on clinical and
counseling psychology, psychological disorders, and community psychology. 

She has been teaching at Macalester since 1993. 

EDUCATION: B.A., Swarthmore College; M.A., University of Rochester; Ph.D., University of

Journal Articles


Contextualizing the “Student Body”: Is Exposure to Older Students Associated With Body Dissatisfaction in Female Early Adolescents? (with J. M. Sullivan, C. E. Sullivan, S. J. Sullivan, and C. E. Wittenberg), Psychology of Women Quarterly (2014)


Correlates of Psychosocial Well-Being Among Overweight Adolescents: The Role of the Family (with Jayne A. Fulkerson, Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, Mary Story, and Kerri Boutelle), Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology (2007)


Inspiring or Dispiriting? The Effect of Diet Commercials on Snack Food Consumption in High School and College Aged Women (with Cortney S. Warren, Juliette L. Taska, and Stephen J. Sullivan), International Journal of Eating Disorders (2005)

Books (edited)


The Self: Interdisciplinary Approaches (with G. Goethals) (1991)