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Kristin von Ranson

Kristin von Ranson is an associate professor of clinical psychology in UCalgary's Faculty of Arts. Her research focuses on eating disorders, including questions related to etiology, classification, and assessment of eating problems, body image, and weight bias in individuals of all ages.

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Peer-reviewed journal articles – (trainees are underlined)

  • Alberga, A. S., McLaren, L., von Ranson, K. M., & Russell-Mayhew, S. (2016). Weight bias: A call to action. Journal of Eating Disorders, 4, 34. doi:10.1186/s40337-016-0112-4
  • Alberga, A. S., Russell-Mayhew, S., von Ranson, K. M., McLaren, L., Ramos-Salas, X., & Sharma, A. M. (2016). Future research in weight bias: What next? Obesity (Silver Spring), 24, 1207-1209. doi:10.1002/oby.21480
  • Farstad, S. M., McGeown, L., & von Ranson, K. M. (2016). Eating disorders and personality, 2004-2016: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Clinical Psychology Review, 46, 91-105. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2016.04.005
  • Frayn, M., Sears, C. R., & von Ranson, K. M. (2016). A sad mood increases attention to unhealthy food images in women with food addiction. Appetite, 100, 55-63. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2016.02.008
  • Wojtowicz, A. E., Alberga, A. S., & Parsons, C. G., & von Ranson, K. M. (2015). Perspectives of Canadian fitness professionals on exercise and possible anorexia nervosa. Journal of Eating Disorders, 3, 40. doi: 10.1186/s40337-015-0074-y
  • Hodgins, D. H., von Ranson, K. M., & Montpetit, C. (2015). Problem drinking, gambling and eating among undergraduate university students: What are the links? International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction, 14(2), 181-199. doi:10.1007/s11469-015-9598-2
  • Farstad, S. M., von Ranson, K. M., Hodgins, D. C., El-Guebaly, N., Casey, D. M., & Schopflocher, D. P. (2015). The influence of impulsiveness on binge eating and problem gambling: A prospective study of gender differences in Canadian adults. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 29(2), 805-812. doi:10.1037/adb0000069
  • Popien, A., Frayn, M., von Ranson, K. M., & Sears, C. R. (2015). Eye gaze tracking reveals heightened attention to food in adults with binge eating when viewing images of real-world scenes. Appetite, 91, 233-240. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2015.04.046
  • Wallace, L. M., Masson, P. C., Safer, D. L., & von Ranson, K. M. (2014). Change in emotion regulation during the course of treatment predicts binge abstinence in guided self-help dialectical behavior therapy for binge eating disorder. Journal of Eating Disorders, 2, 35. doi:10.1186/s40337-014-0035-x
  • Masson, P. C., von Ranson, K. M., Wallace, L. M., & Safer, D. L. (2013). A randomized wait-list controlled pilot study of dialectical behaviour therapy guided self-help for binge eating disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 51(11), 723-728. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2013.08.001
  • Munn-Chernoff, M. A., von Ranson, K. M., Culbert, K. M., Larson, C. L., Burt, S. A., & Klump, K. L. (2013). An examination of the representativeness assumption for twin studies of eating pathology and internalizing symptoms. Behavior Genetics, 43(5), 427-435. doi:10.1007/s10519-013-9603-0
  • von Ranson, K. M., Wallace, L. M., Holub, A., & Hodgins, D. C. (2013). Eating disorders, substance use disorders, and impulsiveness among disordered gamblers in a community sample. European Eating Disorders Review, 21, 148-154. doi: 10.1002/erv.2207
  • von Ranson, K. M., Wallace, L. M., & Stevenson, A. (2012). Psychotherapies provided for eating disorders by community clinicians: Infrequent use of evidence-based treatment. Psychotherapy Research. Special issue: Eating Disorders, 23(3), 333-343. doi:10.1080/10503307.2012.735377
  • Schnitzler, C. E., von Ranson, K. M., & Wallace, L. M. (2012). Adding thin-ideal internalization and impulsiveness to the cognitive-behavioral model of bulimic symptoms. Eating Behaviors, 13, 219-225. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2012.02.007
  • Wallace, L. M., & von Ranson, K. M. (2012). Perceptions and use of empirically-supported psychotherapies among eating disorder professionals. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 50, 215-223. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2011.12.006
  • Wojtowicz, A. E., & von Ranson, K. M. (2012). Weighing in on risk factors for body dissatisfaction: A prospective one-year study of middle-adolescent girls. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 9(1), 20-30. doi: 10.1016/j.bodyim.2011.07.004
  • Wallace, L. M., & von Ranson, K. M. (2011). Treatment manuals: Use in the treatment of bulimia nervosa. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 49, 815-820. doi:10.1016/j.brat.2011.09.002
  • von Ranson, K. M., Russell-Mayhew, S., & Masson, P. C. (2011). An exploratory study of eating disorder psychopathology among Overeaters Anonymous members. Eating and Weight Disorders, 16, e65-e68.
  • Rouleau, C. R., & von Ranson, K. M. (2011). Potential risks of pro-eating disorder websites. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 525-531. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2010.12.005
  • von Ranson, K. M., Stevenson, A. S., Cannon, C. K., & Shah, W. (2010). Changes in eating pathology and associated symptoms among chronically ill adults attending a brief psychoeducational group. Eating Behaviors, 11, 186-189. doi:10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.12.005
  • Russell-Mayhew, S., von Ranson, K. M., & Masson, P. C. (2010). How does Overeaters Anonymous help its members? A qualitative analysis. European Eating Disorders Review, 18(1), 33-42. doi:10.1002/erv.966
  • Cassin, S. E., von Ranson, K. M., Heng, K., Brar, J., & Wojtowicz, A. E. (2008).  Adapted motivational interviewing for women with binge eating disorder: A randomized controlled trial. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 22(3), 417-425. doi:10.1037/0893-164X.22.3.417
  • Cassin, S. E., von Ranson, K. M., & Whiteford, S. L. (2008). Cognitive processing of body and appearance words as a function of thin-ideal internalization and schematic activation. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 5(3), 271-278. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2008.03.006
  • Marmorstein, N. R., von Ranson, K. M., Iacono, W. G., & Malone, S. M. (2008). Prospective associations between depressive symptoms and eating disorder symptoms among adolescent girls. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 41(2), 118-123. doi:10.1002/eat.20477

Book chapters and encyclopaedia entries

  • von Ranson, K. M. (in press). Other specified feeding and eating disorders. Reference Module in Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Psychology. Elsevier.
  • von Ranson, K. M. (2015). Clinician delivery (or not) of evidence-based treatments. In T. E. Wade (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Feeding and Eating Disorders. Singapore: Springer Science+Business Media. doi:10.1007/978-981-287-087-2_78-1
  • von Ranson, K. M., & Wallace, L. M. (2014). Eating disorders. In E. J. Mash & R. A. Barkley (Eds.), Child Psychopathology (3rd ed.), pp. 801-847. New York: Guilford Press.
  • von Ranson, K. M., & Farstad, S. M. (2014). Self-help approaches in the treatment of eating disorders, substance use disorders and addictions. In T. Brewerton & A. B. Dennis (Eds.), Eating Disorders, Addictions and Substance Use Disorders: Research, Clinical and Treatment Aspects, pp. 587-608. Heidelberg: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-3-642-45378-6_27
  • Peterson, C. B., von Ranson, K. M., & Hodgins, D. C. (2014). Assessment of eating disorders, substance use, and addictions. In T. Brewerton & A. B. Dennis (Eds.), Eating Disorders, Addictions and Substance Use Disorders: Research, Clinical and Treatment Aspects, pp. 301-322. Heidelberg: Springer. doi: 10.1007/978-3-642-45378-6_27
  • von Ranson, K. M. (2012). Eating disorder not otherwise specified. In: V. S. Ramachandran (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Human Behavior, Second Edition, vol. 2, pp. 1-6. Oxford, U. K. Academic Press.
  • von Ranson, K. M., Laverty, S. L. (2011). Narrowing the research-practice gap in psychotherapy for eating disorders: Identifying common ground. In J. Alexander and J. Treasure (Eds.), A Collaborative Approach to Eating Disorders (pp. 283-291). London: Routledge.
  • von Ranson, K. M. (2011). Are the twelve steps for you? Pros and cons of AA-based programs for eating disorders. Commentary (invited) in A. Liu, Restoring Our Bodies, Reclaiming Our Lives (pp. 135-136). Boston and London: Trumpeter Books.


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