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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.


Present Professor, Department of Psychology, Boise State University

Curriculum Vitae

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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


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

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