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About Mary Pritchard

Dr. Mary Pritchard received her Ph.D. in experimental psychology with an emphasis in cognitive/social from the University of Denver, in 1999, and joined the Boise State University Psychology Department in 2004. Dr. Pritchard has research interests in health psychology, including health behaviors of college students and adolescents, obesity, eating disordered behaviors, body image, self-esteem, how personality impacts health, athlete stress and health, risky health behaviors, prejudice, and aging. A prolific writer, Dr. Pritchard has published in Eating and Weight Disorders, Personality and Individual Differences, and Academic Exchange Quarterly.

Positions

Present Professor, Department of Psychology, Boise State University
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2007 Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of Psychology
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2006 - 2007 Director, Family Studies, Boise State University Department of Psychology
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2006 - 2007 Internship Coordinator, Boise State University Department of Psychology
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2004 - 2007 Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of Psychology
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January 2006 - May 2006 Assistant Director, Student Support Program, Boise State University Department of Psychology
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2005 - 2006 Assistant Director, Family Studies, Boise State University Department of Psychology
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2001 - 2004 Director of Honors Program, University of Evansville
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1999 - 2004 Assistant Professor, University of Evansville ‐ Department of Psychology
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1998 - 1999 Instructor, University of Colorado, Denver ‐ Department of Psychology
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1996 - 1999 Instructor, University of Denver ‐ Department of Psychology
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Curriculum Vitae




Grants

2021 - 2021 To support research on postpartum body image
Council on Undergraduate Research
Psychology Research Award
Colleague(s): Rachel Blickman
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Honors and Awards

  • 2011 - Service Learning Faculty of the Year Award
  • 2010 & 2011 - Faculty Mentor Awards, Top Ten Scholars Program
  • 2009 - Faculty Mentor Award, McNair Scholars Program
  • 2006 - Outstanding Teaching Award from Boise State University’s Psi Chi chapter

Courses

  • Psychology of Health
  • Psychology of Aging
  • Social Psychology
  • Psychology of Eating

Education

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1999 Ph.D. - Experimental Psychology, University of Denver
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1996 M.A. - Experimental Psychology, University of Denver
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1994 B.A. - Psychology, Baylor University
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Contact Information

Email: marypritchard@boisestate.edu



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