Professor and Chair of Psychology
Clinical, Community, and Health Psychology

Olin-Rice Science Center, 326

Jaine Strauss is a clinical psychologist whose research focuses on strategies and interventions that promote emotional wellbeing.  Current projects include investigations of anxiety mindsets, mindfulness, and attitudes about uncertainty.  Past studies have examined 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. Dr. Strauss 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 (asterisks indicate student co-authors)

Strauss, J., Sullivan, J.*, Sullivan, C.*, 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 (2), 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 (3), 266-270.