Dr. Brooke L. Whisenhunt



Department

Psychology
Role: Faculty
Campus: Springfield

Postal mail

Missouri State University
Psychology
901 S. National Ave.
Springfield, MO 65897

Details

Education

  • PhD, 2002, Clinical Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • MA, 2000, Clinical Psychology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge
  • BA, 1997, Psychology, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Teaching

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Individual Intelligence Testing
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychology of Eating (Intersession)

Research and professional interests

  • Sociocultural influences in the development of eating disorders
  • Assessment of body image
  • Eating disorders in athletes

 Current Research Projects:

  • Perception of healthiness/attractiveness of women with anorexia nervosa
  • Investigation of the current trend in ideal body size in the mass media
  • Review of the literature on the mass media’s impact on body image
  • Development and validation of a measure of body image in males

Awards and honors

  • College of Health and Human Services Teaching Award, MSU. (2006)
  • College of Health and Human Services Research Award, MSU. (2005)
  • Graduate Student Researcher Award, Association for Healthcare Research. (2000)