|2013 - Present||Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University ‐ College of Psychology|
|2011||Ph.D., Psychology, Western University|
|2007||M.Sc., Social Psychology, Western University|
|2005||B.A., Psychology, University of Saskatchewan|
Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Paula Brochu
Weight loss is not the answer: A well-being solution to the “obesity problem Social and Personality Psychology Compass (2015)
Americans have been gaining weight in recent decades, prompting widespread concern about the health implications of this change. Governments, health practitioners, and the general public all want to know: What is the best way to ...
Do Media Portrayals Of Obesity Influence Support For Weight-Related Medical Policy? Health Psychology (2014)
Objective: The purpose of this research was to examine the impact of nonstigmatizing visual portrayals of obesity on support for a discriminatory weight-based medical policy. Method: Participants read an online news story about a policy ...
Would You Like Fries (380 Calories) With That? Menu Labeling Mitigates The Impact Of Weight-Based Stereotype Threat On Food Choice Social Psychological and Personality Science (2013)
Policies that focus on self-regulation are being implemented to reduce obesity. One policy is menu labeling, the provision of calorie information on restaurant menus, which has evidenced mixed results. To illuminate the role of psychological ...
Economic Costs, Economic Benefits, And Attitudes Toward Immigrants And Immigration Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (2011)
Perceptions of economic costs and benefits play an important role in determining attitudes toward immigrants and immigration. The Unified Instrumental Model of Group Conflict, and the correlational and experimental research supporting it, indicate that when ...
What's in a Name?: The Effects Of The Labels “Fat” Versus “Overweight” On Weight Bias Journal of Applied Social Psychology (2011)
This research examined the effects of the labels “fat” vs. “overweight” in the expression of weight bias, with the prediction that the label “fat” biases individuals to respond more negatively than does the label “overweight.” ...
The Integrative Prejudice Framework And Different Forms Of Weight Prejudice: An Analysis And Expansion. Group Processes & Intergroup Relations (2011)
We use the integrative prejudice framework to further our understanding of weight prejudice, while simultaneously testing the generalizability of this framework. Participants completed measures of implicit and explicit weight prejudice, egalitarian-based nonprejudicial goals, and perceived ...
Weight Prejudice And Medical Policy: Support For An Ambiguously Discriminatory Policy Is Influenced By Prejudice-Colored Glasses. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy (2009)
This study examined the influence of affectively-based weight prejudice versus weight control beliefs on perceptions of and support for an ambiguously discriminatory medical policy: denying surgery to overweight patients. Participants read a news article describing ...
Understanding The Relations Between Different Forms Of Racial Prejudice: A Cognitive Consistency Perspective Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (2008)
Research on racial prejudice is currently characterized by the existence of diverse concepts (e.g., implicit prejudice, old-fashioned racism, modern racism, aversive racism) that are not well integrated from a general perspective. The present article proposes ...
Cognitive Consistency And The Relation Between Implicit And Explicit Prejudice: Reconceptualizing Old-Fashioned, Modern, And Aversive Forms Of Prejudice The Psychology of Modern Prejudice (2008)
be applied to a variety of target groups, and provides new insights into the nature of and the relations between implicit and explicit prejudice.
Implicit And Explicit Prejudice Toward Overweight And Average-Weight Men And Women: Testing Their Correspondence And Relation To Behavioral Intentions The Journal of Social Psychology (2007)
The authors examined prejudice toward overweight men and women. Participants (N = 76) indicated their perceptions, attitudes, behavioral intentions, and implicit associations toward an average-weight or overweight man or woman. Results indicated the presence of ...
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Book and book contributions written or co-written by Dr. Paula Brochu
Conference presentations, proceedings, lectures, and symposia given by Dr. Paula Brochu