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Alexandra F. Corning

Alexandra F. Corning

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Alexandra Corning’s program of research is aimed at identifying and explaining especially the social-cognitive mechanisms underlying the development and maintenance of eating- and body-related problems, particularly in adolescent girls. Her work focuses primarily on sociocultural factors and family factors, including intervention development work targeting the mother-daughter relationship and how mothers can become positive change agents for their daughters.

Primary Interests:

  • Attitudes and Beliefs
  • Health Psychology
  • Personality, Individual Differences
  • Social Cognition

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Journal Articles:

  • Gondoli, D. M., Corning, A. F., Blodgett Salafia, E. H., Bucchianeri, M. M., & Fitzsimmons, E. E. (in press). Heterosocial involvement, peer pressure for thinness, and body dissatisfaction among young adolescent girls. Body Image: An International Journal of Research.
  • Blodgett Salafia, E. H., Gondoli, D. M., Corning, A. F., Bucchianeri, M. M., & Godinez, N. M. (2009). Longitudinal examination of maternal psychological control and adolescents' self‐competence as predictors of bulimic symptoms among boys and girls. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 42(5), 422-428.
  • Blodgett Salafia, E. H., Gondoli, D. M., Corning, A. F., McEnery, A. M., & Grundy, A. M. (2007). Psychological distress as a mediator of the relation between perceived maternal parenting and normative maladaptive eating among adolescent girls. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 54(4), 434-446.
  • Corning, A. F., Gondoli, D. M., Bucchianeri, M. M., & Blodgett Salafia, E. H. (2010). Preventing the development of body issues in adolescent girls through intervention with their mothers. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 7(4), 289-295.
  • Corning, A. F., Krumm, A. J., & Smitham, D. A. (2006). Differential social comparison processes in women with and without eating disorder symptoms. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 53(3), 338-349.

Courses Taught:

  • Clinical Assessment II
  • Clinical Skills & Interventions
  • Research Methods
  • Understanding Eating Disorders

Alexandra F. Corning
Department of Psychology
118 Haggar Hall
University of Notre Dame
Notre Dame, Indiana 46556
United States

  • Phone: (574) 631-9928
  • Fax: (574) 631-8883

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