Jaine Strauss

Clinical, Community, and Health Psychology

Olin-Rice Science Center, 326
Telephone: 651-696-6114


Jaine Strauss is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on gender. Her recent work has focused on women's "body talk" conversations, self-control styles in eating disorders, developmental trends in body objectification, and the impact of diet commercials on snack food consumption. She teaches courses on clinical and counseling psychology; psychological disorders; health psychology; and community psychology and public health.

  • BA: Swarthmore College
  • MA: University of Rochester
  • PhD: University of Rochester

Selected publications

Strauss, J., Sullivan, J.M., Sullivan, C.E., Sullivan, S.J. & Wittenberg, C.E. (2015). Contextualizing the “student body”: Is exposure to older students associated with body dissatisfaction in female early adolescents?  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 39, 171-181.

Fulkerson, J.A., Strauss, J., Neumark-Sztainer, D., Story, M., & Boutelle, K. N. (2007). Correlates of psychosocial well-being among overweight adolescents: The role of the family.  Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 75, 181-186.

Ambwani, S.*, & Strauss, J. (2007). Love Thyself Before Loving Others? A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis of Gender Differences in Body Image and Romantic Love.  Sex Roles, 56, 13-21.

Warren*, C.S., Strauss, J., Taska, J.L, & Sullivan, S.J. (2005). Inspiring or dispiriting? The effect of diet commercials on snack food consumption in high school and college aged women.  International Journal of Eating Disorders, 37, 266-270.

Cafri*, G., Strauss, J., & Thompson, J.K. (2002). Assessing male body image: Satisfaction and its relationship to well-being using the somatomorphic matrix. International Journal of Men's Health, 1, 215-230.

Strauss, J., Doyle, A.& Kreipe, R. (1994). The paradoxical effect of diet commercials on reinhibition of dietary restraint.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 103, 441-445.