Brenda Major

  • UCSB expert on stigma and self-esteem receives Scientific Impact Award from the Society for Experimental Social Psychology

  • When women who perceive themselves as overweight are exposed to weight-stigmatizing news articles, they are less able to control their eating afterward than are women who don’t perceive themselves that way.

  • Brenda Major, professor of psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara, has won three highly prestigious and competitive grants that will go toward her research and a sabbatical book project on abortion.

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