Ph D Exercise and Sport Science University of North Carolina – Greensboro 2000
MS Sport Behavior and Performance Miami University 1997
BA Psychology Bowling Green State University 1994
- Body Image
- Psychological and Social Aspects of Weight, Obesity, and Physical Activity
- Disordered Eating
Interests & Expertise
Christy Greenleaf’s primary research focus is on psychosocial aspects of weight, physical activity, body image and disordered eating. She is particularly interested in weight bias, or negative attitudes and stereotypes toward individuals who appear to be overweight, and how weight bias manifests itself within physical activity settings.
Yeatts, P. E., Martin, S. B., Petrie, T. A., & Greenleaf, C. (2016, August). Weight Control Behavior as an Indicator of Adolescent Psychological Well-Being. Journal of School Health
Reel, J. J., Galli, N., Miyairi, M., Voelker, D., & Greenleaf, C. (2016, August). Development and validation of the intuitive exercise scale. Eating behaviors
Klos, L. A., Greenleaf, C., Paly, N., Kessler, M. M., Shoemaker, C. G., & Suchla, E. A. (2015). Losing weight on reality TV: A content analysis of the weight loss behaviors and practices portrayed on The Biggest Loser. Journal of Health Communications
Srikanth, S., Petrie, T. A., Greenleaf, C., & Martin, S. B. (2015). The relationship of physical fitness, self-beliefs, and social support to the academic performance of middle school boys and girls. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 35(3), 353-377.
Galli, N., Petrie, T., Reel, J. J., Greenleaf, C., & Carter, J. E. (2015). Psychosocial predictors of drive for muscularity in male collegiate athletes. Body Image
Ruggero, C. J., Petrie, T., Sheinbein, S., Greenleaf, C., & Martin, S. (2015). Cardiorespiratory fitness may help in protecting against depression among middle school adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health
Marczyk Organek, K. D., Taylor, D. J., Petrie, T. A., Martin, S. B., Greenleaf, C., Dietrich, J. R., & Ruiz, J. M. (2015). Adolescent sleep disparities: Gender and racial/ethnic differences. Sleep Health
Greenleaf, C. (2014). Contributor to chapter 45: Principles of behavior change: Skill building to promote physical activity. Swain, D. P. (Ed.).
Gould, D., Voelker, D. K., Damarjian, N., & Greenleaf, C. (2014). Imagery training for peak performance. Van Raalte, J., & Brewer, B. (Eds.). 3rd ed., 55-82. Washington, DC/American Psychological Association: Exploring sport and exercise psychology.
Honors & Awards
Fellow (2013) The Obesity Society.
Fellow, Research Consortium (2009) American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance.
Phi Beta Kappa (1994) Bowling Green State University chapter.
Current & Previous Activities
- Associate Editor (Psychology section) for Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport
- SHI-Behavioral Strategies Committee, America College of Sports Medicine