The Ohio State University at Marion

Tracy L. Tylka

 

 

Office: 170F Morrill Hall

Phone: (740) 725-6384

Email: Tylka.2@osu.edu

OSUM Psychology Page

Curriculum Vita (pdf)

 

 

I am Professor of Psychology at the Marion Campus of The Ohio State University. I attended The University of Akron for my undergraduate and graduate studies, earning my B.A. in 1995, M.A. in 1998, and Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology in 2001. As a part of my graduate studies, I completed my internship at the counseling center at Southern Illinois University-Carbondale. After finishing my internship, I was happy to return to Ohio to pursue teaching and research.

 

I teach classes in Positive Psychology (Psych 2303), Abnormal Psychology (Psych 3331), Psychology of Gender (Psych 4543), Personality (Psych 3530), Adjustment (Psych 3335), Counseling Psychology (Psych 4540), Eating Behavior (Psych 594), and General Psychology (Psych 1100). Within each class, I discuss the impact of sociocultural, psychological, biological, and relational factors on emotions, cognitions (thoughts), and behavior. I also supervise students’ independent studies and honors’ theses (if such projects focus on body image and/or eating behavior) at both the Columbus Campus and Marion campus of OSU. Most of my honors students have presented their findings at the American Psychological Association annual conference and published their work in peer-reviewed academic journals such as the Journal of Counseling Psychology, Body Image: An International Journal of Research, Psychology of Women Quarterly, and Psychology of Men and Masculinity.

 

My research centers on body image and eating behavior with women and men. I study both positive (adaptive) and negative (maladaptive) aspects of body image and eating behavior. Recently, I have great interest in studying intuitive eating, an adaptive style of eating characterized by attending to physiological hunger/satiety cues rather than emotional and/or situational cues. I have developed and psychometrically evaluated many instruments including the Intuitive Eating Scale, the Body Appreciation Scale, the Male Body Attitudes Scale, the Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale, and the Transgender Congruence Scale.

 

Professionally, I am an Associate Editor for the journal Body Image: An International Journal of Research. I am a guest-editor for a special edition on body image for Sex Roles. I am also on the editorial board for the Journal of Counseling Psychology. I review articles for the journals Assessment, Sex Roles, Behavior Therapy, and Basic and Applied Social Psychology on an ad hoc basis. I am the current chair of the Member Resources Committee for the Society for Counseling Psychology (Division 17 of APA). I have served on many committees at The Ohio State University.

 

I have also given many interviews about my research to media outlets, such as Self, Women's Health, Glamour, Shape, Prevention, Fitness, More Magazine, The Washington Post, New York Newsday, and the Seattle Post.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Recent Publications

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REFEREED EMPIRICAL PUBLICATIONS (*indicates a graduate student collaborator, underline indicates an Ohio State University undergraduate student contributor)

 

Kozee, H. B.,* Tylka, T. L., & Bauerband, L. A.* (in press). Measuring transgender individuals’ comfort with gender identity and appearance: Development and validation of the Transgender Congruence Scale. Psychology of Women Quarterly.

 

Iannantuono, A. C., & Tylka, T. L. (2012). Interpersonal and intrapersonal links to body appreciation in college women: An exploratory model. Body Image, 9, 227-235.

 

Tylka, T. L., & Andorka, M. J. (2012). Support for an expanded tripartite influence model with gay men. Body Image, 9, 57-67.

 

Tylka, T. L. (2011). Refinement of the tripartite influence model for men: Dual body image pathways to body change behaviors. Body Image, 8, 199-207.

 

Augustus-Horvath, C. L.*, & Tylka, T. L. (2011). The acceptance model of intuitive eating: A comparison of women in emerging adulthood, early adulthood, and middle adulthood. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 58, 110-125.

 

Brown, D. L.,* & Tylka, T. L. (2011). Racial discrimination and resilience in African American young adults: Examining racial socialization as a moderator. Journal of Black Psychology, 37, 259-285.

 

Kroon Van Diest, A. M., & Tylka, T. L. (2010). The Caregiver Eating Messages Scale: Development and psychometric investigation. Body Image, 7, 317-326.

 

Tylka, T. L., & Sabik, N. J. (2010). Integrating social comparison theory and self-esteem within objectification theory to predict women’s disordered eating [Special issue]. Sex Roles, 63, 18-31.

 

Wood-Barcalow, N. L.*, Tylka, T. L., & Augustus-Horvath, C. L.* (2010). “But I like my body”: Positive body image characteristics and a holistic model for young-adult women. Body Image, 7, 106-116.

 

Augustus-Horvath, C. L.*, & Tylka, T. L. (2009). A test and extension of objectification theory as it predicts disordered eating: Does women’s age matter? Journal of Counseling Psychology, 56, 253-265.

 

Schwartz, J. P., & Tylka, T. L. (2008). Exploring entitlement as a moderator and mediator of the relationship between masculine gender role conflict and men’s body esteem. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 9, 67-81.

 

Bergeron, D.*, & Tylka, T. L. (2007). Support for the uniqueness of body dissatisfaction from drive for muscularity among men. Body Image, 4, 288-295.

 

Kozee, H. B.*, Tylka, T. L., Augustus-Horvath, C. L.*, & Denchik, A. (2007). Development and psychometric evaluation of the Interpersonal Sexual Objectification Scale. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 31, 176-189.

 

Avalos, L. C., & Tylka, T. L. (2006). Exploring a model of intuitive eating with college women. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 486-497.

 

Tylka, T. L., & Wilcox, J. A.* (2006). Are intuitive eating and eating disorder symptomatology opposite poles of the same construct? Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 474-485.

 

Kozee, H. B.*, & Tylka, T. L. (2006). A test of objectification theory with lesbian women. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 30, 348-357.

 

Tylka, T. L. (2006). Development and psychometric evaluation of a measure of intuitive eating. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 226-240.

 

Sabik, N. J., & Tylka, T. L. (2006). Do feminist identity styles moderate the relation between perceived sexist events and disordered eating? Psychology of Women Quarterly, 30, 77-84.

 

Phan, T., & Tylka, T. L. (2006). Exploring a model and moderators of disordered eating with Asian American women. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53, 36-47.

 

Avalos, L., Tylka, T. L., & Wood-Barcalow, N.* (2005). The Body Appreciation Scale: Development and psychometric evaluation. Body Image, 2, 285-297.

 

Tylka, T. L., Bergeron, D.*, & Schwartz, J. P. (2005). Development and psychometric evaluation of the Male Body Attitudes Scale (MBAS). Body Image, 2, 161-175.

 

Ridgeway, R. T., & Tylka, T. L. (2005). College men’s perceptions of ideal body composition and shape. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 6, 209-220.

 

Tylka, T. L., & Hill, M. S. (2004). Objectification theory as it relates to disordered eating among college women. Sex Roles, 51, 719-730.

 

Tylka, T. L., & Subich, L. M. (2004). Examining a multidimensional model of eating disorder symptomatology among college women. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51,314-328.

 

Tylka, T. L. (2004). The relation between body dissatisfaction and eating disorder symptomatology: An analysis of moderating variables. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 51, 178-191.

 

Tylka, T. L., & Subich, L. M. (2003). Revisiting the latent structure of eating disorders: Taxometric analyses with nonbehavioral indicators. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 50, 276-286.

 

Tylka, T. L., & Subich, L. M. (2002). A preliminary examination of the eating disorder continuum with men. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 49, 273-279.

 

Tylka, T. L., & Subich, L. M. (2002). Exploring young women’s perceptions of the effectiveness and safety of maladaptive weight control techniques. Journal of Counseling & Development, 80, 101-110.

 

Tylka, T. L., & Subich, L. M. (1999). Exploring the construct validity of the eating disorder continuum. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 46, 268-276.

 

 

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

Tylka, T. L. (2012). Positive psychology perspectives on body image. In T.F. Cash (Ed.), Encyclopedia of body image and human appearance (Vol. 2, pp. 657-663). San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

 

Tylka, T. L. (2011). Positive psychology perspectives on body image. In T.F. Cash and L. Smolak (Eds.), Body image: A handbook of science, practice, and prevention (2nd ed., pp. 56-64). NY: Guilford Press.

 

Tylka, T. L., & Augustus-Horvath, C. L.* (2011). Fighting self-objectification in prevention and intervention contexts. In R. M. Calogero, S. Tantleff-Dunn, & J. K. Thompson (Eds.), Self-objectification in women: Causes, consequences, and counteractions (pp. 187-214). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

 

Tylka, T. L. (2008). Eating disorders. In F.T.L. Leong (Ed.), Encyclopedia of counseling: Personal and emotional counseling (Vol. 2, pp. 579-585). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

 

 

THEORETICAL ARTICLES (PEER REVIEWED)

 

Eneli, I. U., Crum, P., & Tylka, T. L. (2009). One-size-does-not-fit-all: A case for further research on the tenets of the trust model. Obesity, 17, 1478-1480.

 

Eneli, I. U., Crum, P., & Tylka, T. L. (2008). The trust model: A different feeding paradigm for managing childhood obesity. Obesity, 16, 2197-2204.

 

 

 

REVIEW ARTICLES (EDITOR REVIEWED)

 

Tylka, T. L., & Calogero, R. M. (2011). Fiction, fashion, and function finale: An introduction and conclusion to the special issue on gendered body image, Part III [Special issue]. Sex Roles, 65, 447-460.

 

Tylka, T. L., & Calogero, R. M. (2011). Expose the illusions, crack the codes: Contextualizing visual media to mold a new reality [Special issue]. Sex Roles, 65, 461-468.

 

Tylka, T. L., & Calogero, R. M. (2010). Fiction, fashion, and function revisited: An introduction to the special issue on gendered body image, Part II [Special issue]. Sex Roles, 63, 601-608.

 

Calogero, R. M., & Tylka, T. L. (2010). Fiction, fashion, and function: An introduction to the special issue on gendered body image, Part I [Special issue]. Sex Roles, 63, 1-5.

 

 

 

BOOK UNDER CONTRACT

 

Cook-Cottone, C., Tribole, E., & Tylka, T. L. Healthy eating and body acceptance: Cultivating a positive school environment. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association. Complete draft of book turned in on 11/15/2011.