Research

My research is broadly in the area of clinical health psychology. I currently have the following three research streams. Please email me if you have any questions about my research or are interested in collaborating: lastutts@davidson.edu

  • BODY IMAGE & HEALTH: Body image and disordered eating are common problems in college students. I recently conducted studies on the following topics in this area: obesity bias, self-compassion and body image; body image, disordered eating, and self-control; and the impact of #fitspiration on body image and negative mood.
  • ADJUSTMENT & POSITIVE OUTCOMES IN MEDICAL POPULATIONS: I have most recently conducted studies examining post-traumatic growth in individuals with limb amputations, social participation in individuals with MS, and the positive and negative psychological effects of Parkinson’s Disease.
  • STRESS & RESILIENCY: I completed a multi-institution project (Duke, Davidson, Furman, and Johnson C. Smith University) on college student stress and resiliency. We collected longitudinal survey data from students at all four institutions for four years measuring a variety of demographic, biological, emotional, and behavioral constructs. I am currently focusing on the topic of self-compassion.

For my publications, please see my link on google scholar: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=z52c6_0AAAAJ&hl=en

For all my academic activities, please see my CV: Stutts CV