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Credentials: 
Clinical Psychologist

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
Sch of Psychological Science
Courses Taught: 

Women, Weight, & Body Image

Fat Studies

Abnormal Psychology

Clinical Research Methods

Research/Career Interests: 

When I began my career, my research primarily focused on adult stress and anxiety disorders, specifically the Type A behavior pattern and panic disorder, as reflected by my early publications. My intervention work with panic disorder emphasized self-help approaches, with this interest culminating in the 2008 publication of the Handbook of Self-Help Therapies that I co-edited with my colleague, Dr. George Clum of the Virginia Tech Psychology Department. Over time, my research interests have evolved to focus on body image disorders, particularly as they relate to weight bias and physical activity. My more recent publications reflect these current interests as do two classes which I have developed and currently teach, i.e. Women, Weight, & Body Image and Fat Studies. Most recently, my research has investigated the effectiveness of interventions based on the Health At Every Size paradigm as well as Fat Studies pedagogy.  


Education

  • Washington University of St. Louis Medical Center, NHLBI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship (1986-1989)          
  • University of Mississippi Medical Center & Jackson, VAMC Internship in Clinical Psychology (1985-1986)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute & State University, Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology (1982-1985; Degree received 1987)
  • University of the Pacific, Master’s Program in Psychology (1980-1982; Degree received 1983)
  • West Virginia University, Undergraduate Program-Psychology Major (1976-1980; Degree received 1980)
Beyond OSU
Personal Interests: 

 I am a member of the MidValley Bicycle Club and also enjoy hiking, kayaking, snorkeling, and diving.

 

 

 

My Publications

2001

Journal Article

Goodale, Kimberly R, Patti Lou Watkins, and Bradley Cardinal. Muscle Dysmorphia: A New Form Of Eating Disorder?. Journal of Health Education 32.5 (2001): 260 - 266. Print. Journal Of Health Education.

1999

Journal Article

Watkins, Patti Lou. Manualized Treatment Of Panic Disorder In A Medical Setting: Two Illustrative Case Studies. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings 06.4 (1999): 353 - 372. Print. Journal Of Clinical Psychology In Medical Settings.

1994

Journal Article

Lidren, Donna M et al. A Comparison Of Bibliotherapy And Group Therapy In The Treatment Of Panic Disorder.. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 62.4 (1994): 865 - 869. Print. Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology Journal Of Consulting And Clinical Psychology.

1993

Journal Article

Clum, George A et al. A Comparison Of Guided Imaginal Coping And Imaginal Exposure In The Treatment Of Panic Disorder. J Rational-Emot Cognitive-Behav Ther Journal of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy 11.4 (1993): 179 - 193. Print. J Rational-Emot Cognitive-Behav Ther Journal Of Rational-Emotive & Cognitive-Behavior Therapy.

1992

Journal Article

Watkins, Patti Lou et al. Gender Differences In Type A Behavior And Hostility Within An Organizational Setting. Psychology & Health Psychology & Health 6.1-2 (1992): 141 - 151. Print. Psychology & Health Psychology & Health.
Watkins, Patti Lou et al. The Type A Belief System: Relationships To Hostility, Social Support, And Life Stress. Behavioral Medicine Behavioral Medicine 18.1 (1992): 27 - 32. Print. Behavioral Medicine Behavioral Medicine.

1991

Journal Article

Watkins, Patti Lou et al. Psychosocial And Physiological Correlates Of Male Gender Role Stress Among Employed Adults. Behavioral Medicine Behavioral Medicine 17.2 (1991): 86 - 90. Print. Behavioral Medicine Behavioral Medicine.

1990

Journal Article

Watkins, Patti Lou et al. Imagery-Induced Arousal In Individuals With Panic Disorder. Cogn Ther Res Cognitive Therapy and Research 14.1 (1990): 37 - 46. Print. Cogn Ther Res Cognitive Therapy And Research.
Clum, George A et al. Validity And Reliability Of The Panic Attack Symptoms And Cognitions Questionnaires. J Psychopathol Behav Assess Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 12.3 (1990): 233 - 245. Print. J Psychopathol Behav Assess Journal Of Psychopathology And Behavioral Assessment.

1989

Journal Article

Watkins, Patti Lou et al. Assessing The Relationship Of Type A Beliefs To Cardiovascular Disease Risk And Psychosocial Distress. J Psychopathol Behav Assess Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 11.1 (1989): 113 - 125. Print. J Psychopathol Behav Assess Journal Of Psychopathology And Behavioral Assessment.

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