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Department of Psychology
Kaylee Misener is a first year Ph.D. student in the Clinical Psychology program at the University of British Columbia Okanagan supervised by Dr. Maya Libben. Her undergraduate honours thesis, completed at UBCO, investigated whether an implicit measure of disordered eating could be used to assess cognitive distortions among individuals who exhibit eating disordered symptoms as compared with post-symptomatic and control groups. Her Master's research investigated the relationship between attentional biases and body dissatisfaction, using novel eye-tracking technology. Further, it provided a cross-cultural replication and expansion to facilitate the comparison of body image issues across cultures. Her Doctoral research continues to investigate body dissatisfaction, eating disorders, and cognitive psychology. Her dissertation will explore the potential of a novel body dissatisfaction prevent program for youth which incorporates self-compassion, mindfulness, and yoga.