The Ohio State University at Marion

Tylka, Tracy

Courses Taught:

Abnormal Psychology (Psych 3331), Positive Psychology (Psych 2303), Personality (Psych 3530), Psychology of Gender (Psych 4543), Counseling Psychology (Psych 4540), Introduction to Psychology (Psych 1100).

Research Interests:

Within the field of counseling psychology, Dr. Tylka holds particular interest in body image and eating behavior. She conceptualizes both body image and eating behavior along a spectrum from positive (adaptive) to negative (maladaptive) and studies women and men along this spectrum. She examines multidimensional social influence models of body image and eating behavior among women and men. She is particularly interested in intuitive eating, an adaptive style of eating characterized by attending to physiological hunger/satiety cues rather than emotional and/or situational cues.


Karazsia, B. T., Murnen, S. K., & Tylka, T. L. (in press). Is body dissatisfaction changing across time? A cross-temporal meta-analysis. Psychological Bulletin.

Tylka, T. L., & Iannantuono, A. C. (2016). Perceiving beauty in all women: Psychometric evaluation of the Broad Conceptualization of Beauty Scale. Body Image, 17, 67-81.

Tylka, T. L., Calogero, R. M., & Daníelsdóttir, S. (2015). Is intuitive eating the same as flexible dietary control? Their links to each other and well-being could provide an answer. Appetite, 95, 166-175.

Tylka, T. L., & Wood-Barcalow, N. L. (2015). What is and what is not positive body image? Conceptual foundations and construct definition [Special issue]. Body Image, 14, 118-129.

Tylka, T. L. & Wood-Barcalow, N. L. (2015). The Body Appreciation Scale-2: Item refinement and psychometric evaluation. Body Image, 12, 53-67.