Dr. Jean Lamont (email) is an assistant professor of psychology. She earned her BA in psychology and English literature from Denison University, her MA in clinical psychology from Connecticut College, and her PhD in social psychology from the Pennsylvania State University. Her research interests bridge social and health psychology and focus on the psychological and physiological processes by which self-conscious emotions (e.g., body shame, guilt) impact physical health attitudes, behaviors, and outcomes. Dr. Lamont supervises undergraduate research assistants in research into these and other topics in her Emotions, Health, & the Body Lab.

Dr. Lamont's areas of teaching interest include Social Psychology, Health Psychology, Psychopathology, Psychology of Gender, and other foundational Psychology courses.

In her spare time, Dr. Lamont likes to play music, garden, run, and hang out with her husband and two cats.

Recent Publications & Presentations

  • Middlewood, B. L., Lamont, J. M., & Dahl, J. L. (May 2016). Roadblock: Self-objectification undermines women’s belonging in the world of bike commuting. Paper, 2014 Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Lamont, J. M. (2015). Trait body shame predicts health outcomes in college women: A longitudinal investigation. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 38, 998-1008. DOI: 10.1007/ s10865-015-9659-9.
  • Lamont, J. M. & Gasper, K. (Apr 2014). I hope, I can: Hope, but not fear, predicts health information seeking through the mechanism of efficacy. Poster, 36th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Lamont, J. M. (Jan 2012). Is body shame bad for your health? Relationships among trait body shame, health attitudes, and acute health outcomes. Poster, Emotion Preconference to the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality & Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.