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Joel Kevin Thompson, PhD

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Joel Kevin Thompson, PhD

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Education And Training
  • PhD, University of Georgia, 1982
  • MS, University of Georgia, 1980


  • Boepple L, Thompson JK. A content analysis of healthy living blogs: Evidence of content thematically consistent with dysfunctional eating attitudes and behaviors. Int J Eat Disord. 2014 May;47(4):362-367. Pubmedid: 24420676.
  • Boroughs MS, Thompson JK. Correlates of Body Depilation: An Exploratory Study Into the Health Implications of Body Hair Reduction and Removal Among College-Aged Men. Am J Mens Health. 2013 Oct. Pubmedid: 24128670.
  • Ata RN, Thompson JK, Small BJ. Effects of exposure to thin-ideal media images on body dissatisfaction: Testing the inclusion of a disclaimer versus warning label. Body Image. 2013 Sep;10(4):472-480. Pubmedid: 23688859.
  • Cragun D, Debate RD, Ata RN, Thompson JK. Psychometric properties of the Body Esteem Scale for Adolescents and Adults in an early adolescent sample. Eat Weight Disord. 2013 Jun;18(3):275-282. Pubmedid: 23760907.
  • Herbozo S, Menzel JE, Thompson JK. Differences in appearance-related commentary, body dissatisfaction, and eating disturbance among college women of varying weight groups. Eat Behav. 2013 Apr;14(2):204-206. Pubmedid: 23557821.
  • Hausenblas HA, Campbell A, Menzel JE, Doughty J, Levine M, Thompson JK. Media effects of experimental presentation of the ideal physique on eating disorder symptoms: A meta-analysis of laboratory studies. Clin Psychol Rev. 2013 Feb;33(1):168-181. Pubmedid: 23232051.
  • Cragun D, Ata RN, Debate RD, Thompson JK. Gender Comparisons of Unhealthy Weight-control Behaviors Among Sixth-Graders. J Nutr Educ Behav. 2013 Jan;45(5):450-454. Pubmedid: 23352933.
  • Suisman JL, O'Connor SM, Sperry S, Thompson JK, Keel PK, Burt SA, Neale M, Boker S, Sisk C, Klump KL. Genetic and environmental influences on thin-ideal internalization. Int J Eat Disord. 2012 Dec;45(8):942-948. Pubmedid: 23034902. Pmcid: PMC3523121.
  • Harriger JA, Thompson JK. Psychological consequences of obesity: Weight bias and body image in overweight and obese youth. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2012 Jun;24(3):247-253. Pubmedid: 22724646.
  • Steffen KJ, Sarwer DB, Thompson JK, Mueller A, Baker AW, Mitchell JE. Predictors of satisfaction with excess skin and desire for body contouring after bariatric surgery. Surg Obes Relat Dis. 2012 Jan;8(1):92-97. Pubmedid: 21978749.
  • Hussin M, Frazier S, Thompson JK. Fat stigmatization on YouTube: A content analysis. Body Image. 2011 Jan;8(1):90-92. Pubmedid: 21126932.
  • Menzel JE, Schaefer LM, Burke NL, Mayhew LL, Brannick MT, Thompson JK. Appearance-related teasing, body dissatisfaction, and disordered eating: A meta-analysis. Body Image. 2010 Sep;7(4):261-270. Pubmedid: 20655287.
  • Herbozo S, Thompson JK. The effects of ambiguous appearance-related feedback on body image, mood states, and intentions to use body change strategies in college women: An experimental study. Body Image. 2010 Sep;7(4):327-334. Pubmedid: 20598662.
  • Asvat Y, Cafri G, Thompson JK, Jacobsen PB. Appearance-based tanning motives, sunbathing intentions, and sun protection intentions in adolescents. Arch Dermatol. 2010 Apr;146(4):445-446. Pubmedid: 20404241.
  • Cafri G, Thompson JK, Jacobsen PB, Hillhouse J. Investigating the role of appearance-based factors in predicting sunbathing and tanning salon use. J Behav Med. 2009 Dec;32(6):532-541. Pubmedid: 19653089.
  • Chait SR, Thompson JK, Jacobsen PB. Relationship of body image to breast and skin self-examination intentions and behaviors. Body Image. 2009 Jan;6(1):60-63. Pubmedid: 19010096.
  • Yamamiya Y, Thompson JK. An experimental investigation of a psychoeducational strategy designed to reduce men's endorsement of societal ideals of women's attractiveness. Body Image. 2009 Jan;6(1):48-51. Pubmedid: 18996068.
  • Sperry S, Thompson JK, Sarwer DB, Cash TF. Cosmetic surgery reality TV viewership: relations with cosmetic surgery attitudes, body image, and disordered eating. Ann Plast Surg. 2009 Jan;62(1):7-11. Pubmedid: 19131710.
  • Yanover T, Thompson J. Self-reported interference with academic functioning and eating disordered symptoms: Associations with multiple dimensions of body image. Body Image. 2008 Sep;5(3):326-328. Pubmedid: 18586583.
  • Cafri G, Olivardia R, Thompson J. Symptom characteristics and psychiatric comorbidity among males with muscle dysmorphia. Compr Psychiatry. 2008 Jul;49(4):374-379. Pubmedid: 18555058.
  • Yanover T, Thompson J, Straub D. An adolescent male with features of EDNOS and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Eat Weight Disord. 2008 Jun;13(2):e20-e24. Pubmedid: 18612248.
  • Lopez E, Drobes D, Thompson J, Brandon T. Effects of a body image challenge on smoking motivation among college females. Health Psychol. 2008 May;27(3 Suppl):S243-S251. Pubmedid: 18979977.
  • Cafri G, Thompson J, Roehrig M, Rojas A, Sperry S, Jacobsen P, Hillhouse J. Appearance Motives to Tan and Not Tan: Evidence for Validity and Reliability of a New Scale. Ann Behav Med. 2008 Apr;35(2):209-220. Pubmedid: 18365298.
  • Yanover T, Thompson J. Eating problems, body image disturbances, and academic achievement: Preliminary evaluation of the eating and body image disturbances academic interference scale. Int J Eat Disord. 2008 Mar;41(2):184-187. Pubmedid: 17922531.
  • Harper K, Sperry S, Thompson J. Viewership of pro-eating disorder websites: Association with body image and eating disturbances. Int J Eat Disord. 2008 Jan;41(1):92-95. Pubmedid: 17634964.
  • Yamamiya Y, Shroff H, Thompson J. The tripartite influence model of body image and eating disturbance: A replication with a Japanese sample. Int J Eat Disord. 2007 Oct; . Pubmedid: 17968899.
  • Himes S, Thompson JK. Fat stigmatization in television shows and movies: a content analysis. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2007 Mar;15(3):712-718. Pubmedid: 17372322.
  • van den Berg P, Thompson J. Self-schema and social comparison explanations of body dissatisfaction: a laboratory investigation. Body Image. 2007 Mar;4(1):29-38. Pubmedid: 18089249.
  • Herbozo S, Thompson J. Development and validation of the verbal commentary on physical appearance scale: Considering both positive and negative commentary. Body Image. 2006 Dec;3(4):335-344. Pubmedid: 18089237.
  • Cafri G, Thompson J, Roehrig M, van den Berg P, Jacobsen P, Stark S. An investigation of appearance motives for tanning: The development and evaluation of the Physical Appearance Reasons For Tanning Scale (PARTS) and its relation to sunbathing and indoor tanning intentions. Body Image. 2006 Sep;3(3):199-209. Pubmedid: 18089223.
  • Cafri G, Thompson J, Jacobsen P. Appearance reasons for tanning mediate the relationship between media influenceand UV exposure and sun protection. Arch Dermatol. 2006 Aug;142(8):1067-1069. Pubmedid: 16924063.
  • Roehrig M, Thompson J, Brannick M, van den Berg P. Dissonance-based eating disorder prevention program: A preliminary dismantling investigation. Int J Eat Disord. 2006 Jan;39(1):1-10. Pubmedid: 16254869.
  • Lewis K, Thompson J, Weber J, Robinson W, O'Day S, Lutzky J, Legha S, Floret S, Ruvuna F, Gonzalez R. A phase II open-label trial of apomine (SR-45023A) in patients with refractory melanoma. Invest New Drugs. 2006 Jan;24(1):89-94. Pubmedid: 16379038.
  • Keery H, Boutelle K, van den Berg P, Thompson JK. The impact of appearance-related teasing by family members. J Adolesc Health. 2005 Aug;37(2):120-127. Pubmedid: 16026721.
  • Birkeland R, Thompson J, Phares V. Adolescent motherhood and postpartum depression. J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol. 2005 Jun;34(2):292-300. Pubmedid: 15901229.
  • Sperry S, Thompson J, Roehrig M, Vandello J. The influence of communicator weight on psychoeducational message acceptance in females with high vs. low levels of body image disturbance. Eat Behav. 2005 Jun;6(3):247-258. Pubmedid: 15854871.
  • Birkeland R, Thompson J, Herbozo S, Roehrig M, Cafri G, van den Berg P. Media exposure, mood, and body image dissatisfaction: an experimental test of person versus product priming. Body Image. 2005 Mar;2(1):53-61. Pubmedid: 18089174.
  • Hendricks P, Thompson J. An integration of cognitive-behavioral therapy and interpersonal psychotherapy for bulimia nervosa: a case study using the case formulation method. Int J Eat Disord. 2005 Mar;37(2):171-174. Pubmedid: 15732075.
  • Cafri G, Thompson J, Ricciardelli L, McCabe M, Smolak L, Yesalis C. Pursuit of the muscular ideal: Physical and psychological consequences and putative risk factors. Clin Psychol Rev. 2005 Feb;25(2):215-239. Pubmedid: 15642647.
  • Altabe M, Wood K, Herbozo S, Thompson J. The Physical Appearance Ambiguous Feedback Scale (PAAFS): a measure for indexing body image related cognitive bias. Body Image. 2004 Sep;1(3):299-304. Pubmedid: 18089161.
  • Thompson J. The (mis)measurement of body image: ten strategies to improve assessment for applied and research purposes. Body Image. 2004 Jan;1(1):7-14. Pubmedid: 18089137.
  • Cafri G, Roehrig M, Thompson J. Reliability assessment of the somatomorphic matrix. Int J Eat Disord. 2004;35(4):597-600. Pubmedid: 15101075.
  • Thompson J, van den Berg P, Roehrig M, Guarda A, Heinberg L. The sociocultural attitudes towards appearance scale-3 (SATAQ-3): development and validation. Int J Eat Disord. 2004;35(3):293-304. Pubmedid: 15048945.
  • Herbozo S, Tantleff-Dunn S, Gokee-Larose J, Thompson J. Beauty and Thinness Messages in Children's Media: A Content Analysis. Eat Disord. 2004;12(1):21-34. Pubmedid: 16864302.
  • Keery H, Shroff H, Thompson J, Wertheim E, Smolak L. The Sociocultural Internalization of Appearance Questionnaire - Adolescents (SIAQ-A): psychometric analysis and normative data for three countries. Eat Weight Disord. 2004;9(1):56-61. Pubmedid: 15185835.
  • Shroff H, Thompson J. Body image and eating disturbance in India: media and interpersonal influences. Int J Eat Disord. 2004;35(2):198-203. Pubmedid: 14994357.
  • Yee C, Thompson J, Byrd D, Riddell S, Roche P, Celis E, Greenberg P. Adoptive T cell therapy using antigen-specific CD8+ T cell clones for the treatment of patients with metastatic melanoma: in vivo persistence, migration, and antitumor effect of transferred T cells. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2002 Dec;99(25):16168-16173. Pubmedid: 12427970.
  • Furman K, Thompson J. Body image, teasing, and mood alterations: an experimental study of exposure to negative verbal commentary. Int J Eat Disord. 2002;32(4):449-457. Pubmedid: 12386909.
  • Sondak V, Liu P, Tuthill R, Kempf R, Unger J, Sosman J, Thompson J, Weiss G, Redman B, Jakowatz J, Noyes R, Flaherty L. Adjuvant immunotherapy of resected, intermediate-thickness, node-negative melanoma with an allogeneic tumor vaccine: overall results of a randomized trial of the Southwest Oncology Group. J Clin Oncol. 2002;20(8):2058-2066. Pubmedid: 11956266.
  • Boroughs M, Thompson J. Exercise status and sexual orientation as moderators of body image disturbance and eating disorders in males. Int J Eat Disord. 2002;31(3):307-311. Pubmedid: 11920992.
  • van den Berg P, Thompson J, Obremski-Brandon K, Coovert M. The Tripartite Influence model of body image and eating disturbance: a covariance structure modeling investigation testing the mediational role of appearance comparison. J Psychosom Res. 2002;53(5):1007-1020. Pubmedid: 12445590.
  • Sosman J, Unger J, Liu P, Flaherty L, Park M, Kempf R, Thompson J, Terasaki P, Sondak V. Adjuvant immunotherapy of resected, intermediate-thickness, node-negative melanoma with an allogeneic tumor vaccine: impact of HLA class I antigen expression on outcome. J Clin Oncol. 2002;20(8):2067-2075. Pubmedid: 11956267.
  • van den Berg P, Wertheim E, Thompson J, Paxton S. Development of body image, eating disturbance, and general psychological functioning in adolescent females: a replication using covariance structure modeling in an Australian sample. Int J Eat Disord. 2002;32(1):46-51. Pubmedid: 12183945.
  • Dessureault S, Soong S, Ross M, Thompson J, Kirkwood J, Gershenwald J, Coit D, McMasters K, Balch C, Reintgen D. Improved staging of node-negative patients with intermediate to thick melanomas (>1 mm) with the use of lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymph node biopsy. Ann Surg Oncol. 2001;8(10):766-770. Pubmedid: 11776489.
  • Cusumano D, Thompson J. Media influence and body image in 8-11-year-old boys and girls: a preliminary report on the multidimensional media influence scale. Int J Eat Disord. 2001;29(1):37-44. Pubmedid: 11135331.
  • Thompson J, Chen P, King R, Rich S, Oetting W, Armstrong C, Folsom A, Sellers T. BRCA1 susceptibility markers and postmenopausal breast cancer: the Iowa Women's Health Study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prev. 2000 May;9(5):507-511. Pubmedid: 10815696.
  • Lazovich D, Thompson J, Mink P, Sellers T, Anderson K. Induced abortion and breast cancer risk. Epidemiology. 2000 Jan;11(1):76-80. Pubmedid: 10615848.
  • Lee PP, Yee C, Savage PA, Fong L, Brockstedt D, Weber JS, Johnson D, Swetter S, Thompson J, Greenberg PD, Roederer M, Davis MM. Characterization of circulating T cells specific for tumor-associated antigens in melanoma patients. Nat Med. 1999 Jun;5(6):677-685. Pubmedid: 10371507.
  • Morton D, Thompson J, Essner R, Elashoff R, Stern S, Nieweg O, Roses D, Karakousis C, Mozzillo N, Reintgen D, Wang H, Glass E, Cochran A. Validation of the accuracy of intraoperative lymphatic mapping and sentinel lymphadenectomy for early stage melanoma: a multicenter trial. Ann Surg. 1999;230:453-463. Pubmedid: 10522715.
  • Walden KJ, Thompson JK, Wells KE. Body image and psychological sequelae of silicone breast explantation: preliminary findings. Plast Reconstr Surg. 1997 Oct;100(5):1299-1306. Pubmedid: 9326796.
  • Rubio JP, Thompson JK, Cowman AF. The var genes of Plasmodium falciparum are located in the subtelomeric region of most chromosomes. Embo J. 1996 Aug;15(15):4069-4077. Pubmedid: 8670911. Pmcid: PMC452127.
  • Thompson J, Wiesner G, Sellers T, Vachon C, Ahrens M, Potter J, Sumpmann M, Kersey J. Genetic services for familial cancer patients: a survey of National Cancer Institute cancer centers. J Natl Cancer Inst. 1995 Oct;87(19):1446-1455. Pubmedid: 07674332.
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