Dr Jasmine Fardouly
Research Fellow

Dr Jasmine Fardouly

Science
School of Psychology

My research focuses on social influences on young people’s mental and physical health. Given the widespread popularity of social media among young people, I am particularly interested in understanding how social media use may impact users’ body image, mood, and eating pathology. I am also interested in positive uses of social media for wellbeing. Beyond social media, I am interested in other factors that influence body image and any stigma experienced because of one’s physical appearance.

  • Books | 2020
    McAlister JF; Alexander BK, 2020, The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Communication, Routledge, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780429448317
  • Book Chapters | 2021
    Lonergan A; Mitchison D; Bussey K; Fardouly J, 2021, 'Social Media and Eating and Body Image Concerns Among Men and Boys', in Eating Disorders in Boys and Men, Springer, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-67127-3_20
    Book Chapters | 2020
    Fardouly J; Kakar V; Diedrichs P, 2020, 'Body image and global media', in The Routledge Handbook of Gender and Communication, Routledge
  • Journal articles | 2022
    Craig DJ; Fardouly J; Rapee RM, 2022, 'The Effect of Spirituality on Mood: Mediation by Self-Esteem, Social Support, and Meaning in Life', Journal of Religion and Health, vol. 61, pp. 228 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10943-021-01342-2
    Journal articles | 2022
    Fardouly J; Crosby RD; Sukunesan S, 2022, 'Potential benefits and limitations of machine learning in the field of eating disorders: current research and future directions', Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 10, http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s40337-022-00581-2
    Journal articles | 2022
    Fardouly J; Magson NR; Rapee RM; Oar EL; Johnco CJ; Richardson C; Freeman J, 2022, 'Investigating longitudinal and bidirectional relationships between parental factors and time spent on social media during early adolescence', New Media and Society, pp. 146144482210761 - 146144482210761, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/14614448221076155
    Journal articles | 2022
    Oar EL; Johnco CJ; Waters AM; Fardouly J; Forbes MK; Magson NR; Richardson CE; Rapee RM, 2022, 'Eye-tracking to assess anxiety-related attentional biases among a large sample of preadolescent children', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 153, pp. 104079, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2022.104079
    Journal articles | 2022
    Rapee RM; Magson NR; Forbes MK; Richardson CE; Johnco CJ; Oar EL; Fardouly J, 2022, 'Risk for social anxiety in early adolescence: Longitudinal impact of pubertal development, appearance comparisons, and peer connections.', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2022.104126
    Journal articles | 2022
    Vandenbosch L; Fardouly J; Tiggemann M, 2022, 'Social media and body image: Recent trends and future directions', Current Opinion in Psychology, vol. 45, pp. 101289, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2021.12.002
    Journal articles | 2022
    Wang Y; Fardouly J; Vartanian LR; Wang X; Lei L, 2022, 'Body Talk on Social Networking Sites and Cosmetic Surgery Consideration Among Chinese Young Adults: A Serial Mediation Model Based on Objectification Theory', Psychology of Women Quarterly, vol. 46, pp. 99 - 110, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/03616843211026273
    Journal articles | 2021
    Fardouly J; Pinkus RT; Vartanian LR, 2021, 'Targets of comparison and body image in women's everyday lives: The role of perceived attainability', Body image, vol. 38, pp. 219 - 229, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2021.04.009
    Journal articles | 2021
    Johnco CJ; Magson NR; Fardouly J; Oar EL; Forbes MK; Richardson C; Rapee RM, 2021, 'The role of parenting behaviors in the bidirectional and intergenerational transmission of depression and anxiety between parents and early adolescent youth', Depression and Anxiety, vol. 38, pp. 1256 - 1266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/da.23197
    Journal articles | 2021
    Magson NR; Freeman JYA; Rapee RM; Richardson CE; Oar EL; Fardouly J, 2021, 'Risk and Protective Factors for Prospective Changes in Adolescent Mental Health during the COVID-19 Pandemic', Journal of Youth and Adolescence, vol. 50, pp. 44 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01332-9
    Journal articles | 2021
    Richardson C; Magson N; Fardouly J; Oar E; Johnco C; Rapee R, 2021, 'A longitudinal investigation of sleep and technology use in early adolescence: does parental control of technology use protect adolescent sleep?', Sleep Medicine, vol. 84, pp. 368 - 379, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2021.06.003
    Journal articles | 2021
    Richardson CE; Magson NR; Fardouly J; Oar EL; Forbes MK; Johnco CJ; Rapee RM, 2021, 'Longitudinal Associations between Coping Strategies and Psychopathology in Pre-adolescence', Journal of Youth and Adolescence, vol. 50, pp. 1189 - 1204, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10964-020-01330-x
    Journal articles | 2021
    Wang Y; Xie X; Fardouly J; Vartanian LR; Lei L, 2021, 'The longitudinal and reciprocal relationships between selfie-related behaviors and self-objectification and appearance concerns among adolescents', New Media and Society, vol. 23, pp. 56 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444819894346
    Journal articles | 2020
    Fardouly J; Magson NR; Rapee RM; Johnco CJ; Oar EL, 2020, 'The use of social media by Australian preadolescents and its links with mental health', Journal of Clinical Psychology, vol. 76, pp. 1304 - 1326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jclp.22936
    Journal articles | 2020
    Livingston J; Holland E; Fardouly J, 2020, 'Exposing digital posing: The effect of social media self-disclaimer captions on women's body dissatisfaction, mood, and impressions of the user', Body Image, vol. 32, pp. 150 - 154, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.12.006
    Journal articles | 2020
    Lonergan AR; Bussey K; Fardouly J; Griffiths S; Murray SB; Hay P; Mond J; Trompeter N; Mitchison D, 2020, 'Protect me from my selfie: Examining the association between photo-based social media behaviors and self-reported eating disorders in adolescence', International Journal of Eating Disorders, vol. 53, pp. 485 - 496, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/eat.23256
    Journal articles | 2020
    Politte-Corn M; Fardouly J, 2020, '#nomakeupselfie: The impact of natural no-makeup images and positive appearance comments on young women's body image', Body Image, vol. 34, pp. 233 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2020.07.001
    Journal articles | 2020
    Rapee RM; Forbes MK; Oar EL; Richardson CE; Johnco CJ; Magson NR; Fardouly J, 2020, 'Testing a concurrent model of social anxiety in preadolescence', International Journal of Behavioral Development, vol. 44, pp. 505 - 514, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0165025420912014
    Journal articles | 2020
    Yang J; Fardouly J; Wang Y; Shi W, 2020, 'Selfie-viewing and facial dissatisfaction among emerging adults: A moderated mediation model of appearance comparisons and self-objectification', International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, vol. 17, http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17020672
    Journal articles | 2019
    Cohen R; Fardouly J; Newton-John T; Slater A, 2019, '#BoPo on Instagram: An experimental investigation of the effects of viewing body positive content on young women’s mood and body image', New Media and Society, vol. 21, pp. 1546 - 1564, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444819826530
    Journal articles | 2019
    Fardouly J; Rapee RM, 2019, 'The impact of no-makeup selfies on young women's body image', Body Image, vol. 28, pp. 128 - 134, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.01.006
    Journal articles | 2019
    Fatt SJ; Fardouly J; Rapee RM, 2019, '#malefitspo: Links between viewing fitspiration posts, muscular-ideal internalisation, appearance comparisons, body satisfaction, and exercise motivation in men', New Media and Society, vol. 21, pp. 1311 - 1325, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444818821064
    Journal articles | 2019
    Magson NR; Oar EL; Fardouly J; Johnco CJ; Rapee RM, 2019, 'The Preteen Perfectionist: An Evaluation of the Perfectionism Social Disconnection Model', Child Psychiatry and Human Development, vol. 50, pp. 960 - 974, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10578-019-00897-2
    Journal articles | 2019
    Magson NR; Rapee RM; Fardouly J; Forbes MK; Richardson CE; Johnco CJ; Oar EL, 2019, 'Measuring Repetitive Negative Thinking: Development and Validation of the Persistent and Intrusive Negative Thoughts Scale (PINTS)', Psychological Assessment, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/pas0000755
    Journal articles | 2019
    Rapee RM; Oar EL; Johnco CJ; Forbes MK; Fardouly J; Magson NR; Richardson CE, 2019, 'Adolescent development and risk for the onset of social-emotional disorders: A review and conceptual model', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 123, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2019.103501
    Journal articles | 2019
    Richardson C; Oar E; Fardouly J; Magson N; Johnco C; Forbes M; Rapee R, 2019, 'The Moderating Role of Sleep in the Relationship Between Social Isolation and Internalising Problems in Early Adolescence', Child Psychiatry and Human Development, vol. 50, pp. 1011 - 1020, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10578-019-00901-9
    Journal articles | 2019
    Slater A; Cole N; Fardouly J, 2019, 'The effect of exposure to parodies of thin-ideal images on young women's body image and mood', Body Image, vol. 29, pp. 82 - 89, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.03.001
    Journal articles | 2019
    Wang Y; Fardouly J; Vartanian LR; Lei L, 2019, 'Selfie-viewing and facial dissatisfaction among Chinese adolescents: A moderated mediation model of general attractiveness internalization and body appreciation', Body Image, vol. 30, pp. 35 - 43, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2019.05.001
    Journal articles | 2018
    Fardouly J; Holland E, 2018, 'Social media is not real life: The effect of attaching disclaimer-type labels to idealized social media images on women’s body image and mood', New Media and Society, vol. 20, pp. 4311 - 4328, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444818771083
    Journal articles | 2018
    Fardouly J; Magson NR; Johnco CJ; Oar EL; Rapee RM, 2018, 'Parental Control of the Time Preadolescents Spend on Social Media: Links with Preadolescents’ Social Media Appearance Comparisons and Mental Health', Journal of Youth and Adolescence, vol. 47, pp. 1456 - 1468, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10964-018-0870-1
    Journal articles | 2018
    Fardouly J; Willburger BK; Vartanian LR, 2018, 'Instagram use and young women’s body image concerns and self-objectification: Testing mediational pathways', New Media and Society, vol. 20, pp. 1380 - 1395, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1461444817694499
    Journal articles | 2018
    Handford CM; Rapee RM; Fardouly J, 2018, 'The influence of maternal modeling on body image concerns and eating disturbances in preadolescent girls', Behaviour Research and Therapy, vol. 100, pp. 17 - 23, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brat.2017.11.001
    Journal articles | 2017
    Fardouly J; Pinkus RT; Vartanian LR, 2017, 'The impact of appearance comparisons made through social media, traditional media, and in person in women's everyday lives', Body Image, vol. 20, pp. 31 - 39, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2016.11.002
    Journal articles | 2016
    Fardouly J; Vartanian LR, 2016, 'Social Media and Body Image Concerns: Current Research and Future Directions', Current Opinion in Psychology, vol. 9, pp. 1 - 5, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.copsyc.2015.09.005
    Journal articles | 2015
    Fardouly J; Diedrichs PC; Vartanian LR; Halliwell E, 2015, 'Social comparisons on social media: THE impact of Facebook on young women's body image concerns and mood', Body Image, vol. 13, pp. 38 - 45, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.12.002
    Journal articles | 2015
    Fardouly J; Diedrichs PC; Vartanian LR; Halliwell E, 2015, 'The Mediating Role of Appearance Comparisons in the Relationship Between Media Usage and Self-Objectification in Young Women', Psychology of Women Quarterly, vol. 39, pp. 447 - 457, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0361684315581841
    Journal articles | 2015
    Fardouly J; Vartanian LR, 2015, 'Negative comparisons about one's appearance mediate the relationship between Facebook usage and body image concerns', Body Image, vol. 12, pp. 82 - 88, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bodyim.2014.10.004
    Journal articles | 2014
    Vartanian LR; Fardouly J, 2014, 'Reducing the stigma of bariatric surgery: Benefits of providing information about necessary lifestyle changes', Obesity, vol. 22, pp. 1233 - 1237, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/oby.20721
    Journal articles | 2013
    Vartanian LR; Fardouly J, 2013, 'The stigma of obesity surgery: Negative evaluations based on weight loss history', Obesity Surgery, vol. 23, pp. 1545 - 1550, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11695-013-0918-y
    Journal articles | 2012
    Vartanian L; Fardouly J, 2012, 'Changes in weight bias following weight loss: The impact of weight-loss method', International journal of obesity, vol. 36, pp. 314 - 319, http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/ijo.2011.26
  • Conference Papers | 2019
    Richardson C; Oar E; Fardouly J; Magson N; Johnco C; Forbes M; Rapee R, 2019, 'THE MODERATING ROLE OF SLEEP IN THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN SOCIAL ISOLATION AND INTERNALISING PROBLEMS IN EARLY ADOLESCENCE', in SLEEP MEDICINE, ELSEVIER, pp. S320 - S321, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000558768401058&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Abstracts | 2019
    Wang Y; Xie X; Fardouly J; Vartanian L; Lei L, 2019, 'The longitudinal and reciprocal relationships between selfie activities and self-objectification and appearance concerns among adolescents', in JOURNAL OF EATING DISORDERS, BMC, Vol. 7, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000512636100029&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1
    Conference Papers | 2018
    Fardouly J; Pinkus R; Vartanian L, 2018, 'Appearance comparisons in women's everyday lives: The harmful context of social media', in AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGIST, WILEY, pp. 5 - 6, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000454413800007&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a29b250adbe88d1

My research has featured in more than 50 reputable media outlets around the world, such as the ABCBBCHuffPostWashington Post, TIMES MagazineCNN, and The Guardian. I have also discussed my research on radio programs such as ABC’s Triple J Hack program and ABC’s 666 radio, and on television programs, such as Todd Sampson's Mirror Mirror7News, SBS, and the Today Show.