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Cin Cin Tan, PhD

Assistant Professor

Office: Clow Faculty 9

Phone: (920) 424-0943

Email: tanc@uwosh.edu

 

  • B.A. (Psychological Sciences), Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN) - 2006
  • M.A. (Psychological Sciences), The University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX) - 2009
  • Ph.D. (Psychological Sciences), The University of Texas at Dallas (Richardson, TX) - 2012

 

My research crosses developmental, social, and health psychology in order to understand factors that relate to the development of healthy eating behaviors and attitudes about weight. My primary objectives are to determine the role of parents in helping children to develop healthy eating behaviors and accept individuals with various body sizes. My first line of research focuses on the development of healthy eating behaviors in children and links with parents' feeding behaviors. I am especially interested in children's ability to self-regulate food intake based on internal cues of hunger and satiety, as well as the role of emotions in children's eating behaviors (i.e., emotional eating). My second line of research focuses on attitudes about weight in children and adults. Specifically, I am interested in the associations between parents' and children's weight prejudice and other factors that are related to this prejudice, such as beliefs about the controllability of weight. With the current societal concerns about childhood obesity, I hope that my research will contribute to our understanding and provide practitioners and clinicians the knowledge to help family and children to cope with childhood obesity.

 

Recent Publications

  • Tan, C., & Chow, C. M. (2014, in press). Stress and Emotional Eating: The Mediating Role of Eating Dysregulation. Personality and Individual Differences.
  • Chow, C. M., Buhrmester, D., & Tan, C. (2014, in press). Interpersonal Coping Styles and Couples' Relationship Quality: Similarity versus Complementarity Hypothesis. European Journal of Social Psychology.
  • Tan, C., & Chow, C. M. (2013, in press). Weight Status and Depression: Moderating Role of Fat Talk between Female Friends. Journal of Health Psychology.
  • Chow, C. M., & Tan, C. (2013). Friendships Representations and Commitment between Friends: Mediating Roles of Satisfaction, Quality of Alternatives, and Investment Size. Journal of Relationship Research, 4, 1-11.
  • Tan, C., & Holub, S. C. (2012). Maternal Feeding Practices Associated with Food Neophobia. Appetite, 59, 483-487.
  • Tan, C., & Holub, S. C. (2011). Children's Self-Regulation in Eating: Associations with Inhibitory Control and Parents' Feeding Behavior. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36, 340-345.
  • Holub, S. C., Tan, C., & Patel, S. L. (2011). Factors Associated with Parents' Obesity Stigma and Young Children's Weight Stereotypes. Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, 32, 118-126.

 

Recent Conference Presentations

(* Denotes current or former students)

  • Debbout, H.*, Plumb, C.*, Kelso, S.*, Kaprelian, M.*, & Tan, C. (2014, May) Attachment Styles and Child Feeding Practices in Predicting Emotional Eating. Poster will be presented at Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Tan, C. & Chow, C. (2014, March). Stress and Emotional Eating: The Moderating Roles of Emotion-Focused Coping and Self-Regulation in Eating. Paper Symposium will be presented at Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.
  • Tan, C., & Chow, C. (2014, March). Weight Status and Body Image: Moderating Role of Fat Talk between Emerging Adult Male Friends. Paper Symposium will be presented at Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.
  • Tan, C., (2013, April). Emotional Regulation Feeding Practices and Children's Emotional Eating: The Moderating Effect of Self-Regulation. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.
  • Tan, C., (2013, April). The Association between Parents' and Children's Emotional Eating: The Role of Parenting Styles. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.
  • Tan, C., Dolan, E. A., & Holub, S. C. (2012, March). Mood Induction: Effects on Children’s Eating Behaviors. Poster presented at Conference on Human Development, New Orleans, LA.
  • Dolan, E. A., Tan, C., Holub, S. C., & Patel, S. L. (2012, March). Mothers’ Restrained Eating and Child Gender: Associations with Restrictive Feeding. Poster presented at Conference on Human Development, New Orleans, LA.
  • Tan, C., Patel, S. L.,  Roelse, H. B.,  Wilson, A. N., & Holub, S. C. (2011, April). Parenting Style and Feeding Practices in Children's Acceptance of New Foods. Poster presented at National Conference for Pediatric Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
  • Roelse, H. B., Tan, C., Hinkley, S., & Holub, S. C. (2011, April). The Role of Parenting Styles in Influencing the Effectiveness of Modeling Eating Behaviors. Poster presented at National Conference for Pediatric Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
  • Patel, S. L., Tan, C., Fajans, J., & Holub, S. C. (2011, April). Children's Perceptions of Snack Food Healthiness: Is it Related to Liking and Consumption? Poster presented at National Conference for Pediatric Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

 

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