Senay, Zack

Project title: Predicting onset of disordered eating behaviours in first-year undergraduate students

Department: Psychology

Faculty supervisor: Dr. Brianna Turner

"My research will use survival analysis to examine the predictive role of impulsivity and affect reactivity in the onset of disordered eating behaviours in a large sample of first-year undergraduate students. Student self-reported scores of impulsivity and affect reactivity in September, collected as part of a larger longitudinal study, will be used to predict the likelihood of engaging in disordered eating behaviours (ie., binge eating, purging, & restrictive eating) over the course of the following 7 months. These scores will be compared against healthy controls and those who have continuous disordered eating behaviours prior to university as well as during."