Broadly, her research interests investigate the relationship of body image, disordered eating, and impulsivity in order to better understand individual characteristics which may predict the onset of disordered eating behaviors and/or prove as hindrances to recovery. Additionally, Krista is interested in investigating the impact of media and socialization on the development of body dissatisfaction and self-objectification and how this may result in various negative health behaviors.
Thamotharan, S., Lange, K.L., Zale, E., Huffhines, L., Fields, S. (2012). The role of impulsivity in pediatric obesity and weight status:A meta-analytic review. Clinical Psychology Review.
Zale, E., Lange, K.L., Ditre, J., Fields, S. (2013). Associations between fear of pain and disability. Journal of Pain.
Lange, K.L., Thamotharan, S., Racine, M., Hinko, C. (2013). Relationship between adolescent weight perception and risk smoking behavior. Journal of Health Psychology.