Welcome to the University of Wyoming's Eating Behaviors Laboratory!
We are a research laboratory located in the Biological Sciences building on the University of Wyoming's campus in Laramie, Wyoming. In our lab, we study, research, and analyze information pertaining to the psychopathology of varying eating disorders, as well as their real-world implications on individuals and society. Our undergraduate researchers get to partake in a multitude of research studies that are being conducted within the lab; this includes working face-to-face with participants, collecting and examining data, as well as working with biophysiological research equipment that aids our studies.
Our mission at the Eating Behaviors Laboratory is to better understand eating behaviors, particularly as they impact eating disorders. We also aim to provide both graduate and undergraduate students with opportunities to engage in research at many levels. Our work involves a number of perspectives but is generally conducted from the standpoint of behavioral and functional-contextual theories while integrating biology. Our methodologies include in lab experimental studies of binge eating and restrictive eating, clinical studies of circadian rhythm regulation, and ecological momentary assessment studies of the relationship between mood, eating behavior, and other variables of interest. We are always trying new things as well, in projects that are directed by our talented and motivated graduate and undergraduate researchers.