CSLA:Fary M. Cachelin

CSLA:Fary M. Cachelin

School of Natural and Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Fary M. Cachelin
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: KH D3087

Phone: (323) 343-2271

FAX: (323) 343-2281

Email: fcachel@calstatela.edu

 | Teaching Interests
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Educational Background
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I enjoy teaching undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds, supervising research and training of students. I very much enjoy teaching in areas such as general and abnormal psychology, psychological testing and clinical assessment, health psychology (including topics such as dieting and addiction), developmental, research design and methods of experimental psychology.

Teaching Interests

Teaches developmental psychology, behavior disorders in children, experimental psychology, personality psychology and introductory psychology.

Research Interests

My research interests are in clinical psychology with particular emphasis on eating disorders and developmental psychopathology. In the area of eating disorders, particular focus is on the role of underlying psychopathology in creating the perceptual and cognitive distortions that are common in anorexia and obesity, and or ethnic differences in risk factors for development of eating disorders.


Representative Professional Activities

Date Publications/Presentations
1997 Cachelin, F. M., & Mahler, B.A. (in press). Is amenorrhea a critical criterion for anorexia nervosa? Journal of Psychosomatic Research.
1997 Cachelin, F. M., Striegel-Moore, R. H., & Elder, K. (in press). Realistic weight perception and body size assessment in a racially diverse community sample of dieters. Obesity Research.
1997 Cachelin, F. M., Striegel-Moore, R. H., & Paget, W. (in press). Comparison of women with various levels of dietary restraint on body image, personality, and family environment.Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. 1997 Grilo, C. M., Develin, M. J., Cachelin, F. M., & Yanovski, S. Z. (in press). Report of the NIH Workshop on the Development of Research Priorities in Eating Disorders. Psychopharmacology Bulletin.
1997 Heatherton, T.F., Mahamedi (Cachelin), F., Striepe, M., Field, A.E., & Keel, P. A ten-year longitudinal study of body weight, dieting, and eating disorder symptoms.Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 106, 117-125.
1995 Heatherton, T. F., Nichols, P., Mahamedi (Cachelin), F., & Keel, P. Body weight, dieting, and eating disorder symptoms 1982 to 1992. The American Journal of Psychiatry, 152, 1623-1629.
1993 Mahamedi (Cachelin), F., & Heatherton, T. F. Effects of high-calorie preloads on selective processing of food and boy shape stimuli among dieters and nondieters. International Journal of Eating Disorders,13, 305-314.
November, 1996 Cachelin, F. M., & Maher, B A. Purging behavior as indicator of psychopathology in anorexia nervosa. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT), New York.
June, 1996 Mahamedi-Cachelin, F., & Maher, B. A. Subclinical maladjustment and body distortion in dieters. Poster session presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Society (APS), San Francisco.
April, 1996 Mahamedi-Cachelin, F., & Maher, B. A. Is amenorrhea a critical criterion for anorexia?. Poster session presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, New York.

Educational Background

Ph.D.Experimental Psychopathology1996

Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts


Harvard University

Cambridge, Massachusetts


Stanford University

Stanford, California

Fall, 1997 Schedule


Course Sect. No. Title Units Day & Time Room
Psychology 418A 01 Theories of Personality 4 TR 420-600pm KHB3008
Psychology 512 01 Sem: Beh. Disorders Chldrn 4 TR 135-315pm KHD3084

Office Hours

Day Time
Tuesday 3:15-4:15pm
Thursday 3:15-4:15pm

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