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.
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
Body Dissatisfaction: Commitment, Support and Trust in Romantic Relationships
Journal of Human Behavior in the Social Environment (2012)
Research investigating dimensions of relationship quality (Markey, Markey, & Birch, 2001; Pierce, Sarason, & Sarason, 1996) has suggested that aspects ...
Concurrent Herb-Prescription Medication Use and Health Care Provider Disclosure Among ...
Complementary Therapies in Medicine (2011)
Objectives. To determine the extent to which college students are intermixing mood-altering herbs with prescription medications and whether they are ...
Impact of Integrative Restoration (iRest) Meditation on Perceived Stress Levels ...
Stress and Health, Journal of the International Society for the Investigation of Stress (2010)
Stress is a common occurrence in many chronically ill patients, and researchers are calling for cost-effective stress-reduction interventions. Meditation techniques ...
Relationships Among Loneliness, Interpersonal Dependency, and Disordered Eating in Young ...
Personality and Individual Differences (2009)
Previous studies on loneliness and interpersonal dependency suggest a shared relation with eating disorders. Previous findings of the relation of ...