Media Effects, Health Communication, Body Image, Fat Talk, Negative Body Communication, Body Envy
Graduate Teaching Assistant / PhD Student
Kimberly is currently involved in a few different projects. The first explores the effects of weight loss success stories shared via social media on negative body communication and self-esteem. The second explores patient-provider communication effects on fat talk. The third is a project to analyze the connections between media consumption and negative body communication.
Her latest research explores the influence of weight loss success stories on interpersonal interactions and health intentions.
Daniels, K. (2015). Avatar Customization in Virtual Worlds: Effect on Self-efficacy, Presence, and Task Completion. Paper presented at Central States Communication Association. Grand Rapids, MI.
Daniels, K. (2015). Avatar Customization in a Virtual Driving Environment. Paper presented at the Wayne State University Graduate and Postdoc Research Symposium, Detroit, MI.