Kristin J Homan
Department: Psychology | Education: B.S., University of Wisconsin; Ph.D., University of Minnesota.
• B.S., University of Wisconsin
• PhD, University of MinnesotaCourses Taught
• Introductory psychology
• Child development
• Adult development
• Abnormal psychology
• Health psychology
• Advanced research methodsSelected Research
• My most recent project involved a series of experiments designed to test the acceptance model of intuitive eating. This model posits that a sense of unconditional acceptance from others establishes a foundation for accepting one’s body, rejecting unrealistic cultural ideals, and caring for the body. Our results generally supported these ideas.Selected Publications
• Homan, K. J. (2016). Self-compassion and psychological well-being in older adults. Journal of Adult Development. Advance online publication.
• Homan, K. J. & Lemmon, V. A. (2015). Perceived relationship with God moderates the relationship between social comparison and body appreciation. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture, 18, 425-439. doi: 10.1080/13674676.2015.1075481
• Tylka, T. L. & Homan, K. J. (2015). Exercise motives and positive body image in physically active college women and men: Exploring an expanded acceptance model of intuitive eating. Body Image, 15, 90-97.Hobbies/Interests
• Trail running
• Drinking coffeeYou might be surprised to know
• I started graduate school in a neuroscience program, which I quickly realized was a big mistake because I do not have the aptitude for lab research. But I met my husband while I was there, so it all worked out for the best.