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The ACCEPT Lab was founded in 2021 at Auburn University.

Our research focuses on factors influencing body image and eating disorders in diverse populations, including LGBTQ+ folks and across genders. Specifically, we develop and adapt prevention and treatment programs to help reduce health disparities in body image and eating disorder research in understudied populations. Our research also focuses on identifying associations between interoception (the brain-body relationship) & body image/eating disorders, factors affecting avoidant restrictive food inatke disorder (ARFID), and how these factors can be targeted in novel interventions.

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Department of Psychology Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion statement 

The Department of Psychological Sciences at Auburn University, inclusive of the ACCEPT Lab, recognizes, values, and upholds the contributions of students, staff, and faculty from diverse race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender expression or gender identity, age, country of origin, ability status, physical stature and body size, religious or spiritual beliefs, socioeconomic class, and political beliefs. We are especially committed to increasing the representation of those populations that have been historically excluded from participation in U.S. higher education as a whole, and the field of psychological sciences, specifically.

Acknowledging the history and effects of systemic racism and discrimination, our department firmly stands for social justice for all people within and beyond our campus, particularly for Black, Indigenous, and People of Color. 

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