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J. Kevin Thompson, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology, University of South Florida


The Body Image Research Group (BIRG) at the University of South Florida is directed by Dr. J. Kevin Thompson.  Dr. Thompson has been an associate editor of Body Image: An International Journal of Research since 2003 and has been on the editorial board of the International Journal of Eating Disorders since 1990.  In addition, he has authored, coauthored, edited, or coedited nine books in the areas of body image, eating disorders, and obesity. The BIRG is Dr. Thompson's research team at USF.  This team is comprised of graduate students and undergraduate assistants committed to extending and clarifying our understanding of the psychology of physical appearance. 













Contact information:

Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, 4202 E. Fowler Ave., PCD 2116, Tampa Florida, 33620-8200; Phone: (813) 874-0367; Fax: (813) 974-4617; Email: JKThompson@usf.edu