Department of Psychology

Cin Cin Tan

Picture of Dr. TanPhD, University of Texas at Dallas, 2012
Associate Professor

Office: UH 1880C

Mailing Address:
Department of Psychology
University of Toledo
2801 West Bancroft St.
Toledo, Ohio 43606-3390

Dr. Tan will be accepting students for the Fall of 2024.

Lab Webpage: UT Family and Child Development Lab
Dr. Tan's CV can be viewed here.

Research Interests 


  • Children eating behaviors (e.g., emotional eating, external eating)
  • Parent-child relationships (e.g., parenting, feeding behaviors)
  • Coparenting
  • Childhood obesity


  • Body weight stigma among children
  • Body talk

Selected Publications 

Hart, E., Tan, C., & Chow, C.M. (in press, 2020). Anti-Fat Attitudes and Dietary Restraint within Mother-Daughter Dyads: An Actor-Partner Interdependence [APIM] Analysis. Eating and Weight Disorders.

Domoff, S. E., Chow, C.M., & Tan, C. (in press, 2020). Mother-Daughter Negative Body Talk as a Moderator between Body-Surveillance and Body Shame in Adolescent Girls. Eating and Weight Disorders.

Tan, C., Domoff, S. E., Pesch, M. H, Lumeng, J. C., & Miller, A. L. (in press, 2019).  Coparenting in the Feeding Context: Perspectives of Fathers and Mothers of Preschoolers. Eating and Weight Disorders, 1-10.

Tan, C., Lumeng, J.C., & Miller, A. L. (2019). Development and Preliminary Validation of a Feeding Coparenting Scale (FCS). Appetite, 139, 152-158.

Chow, C. M., Hart, E., & Tan, C. (2018). Interactive Role of Weight Status and Fat Talk on Body Dissatisfaction: An Observation of Women Friends. Eating and Weight Disorders, 1-10.

Tan, C., Walczak, M., Roach, E., Lumeng, J.C., & Miller, A. L. (2018). Longitudinal Associations between Eating and Drinking Engagement during Mealtime and Eating in the Absence of Hunger in Low Income Toddlers. Appetite, 130, 29-34.

Tan, C., & Lumeng, J. C. (2018). Associations between Cool and Hot Executive Functions and Children’s Eating Behaviors. Current Nutrition Reports, 7, 21-28.

Chow, C. M., & Tan, C. (2018). The Role of Fat Talk in Eating Pathology and Depressive Symptoms among Mother-Daughter Dyads. Body Image, 24, 36-43.

Tan, C., & Holub, S. C. (2018). The Effects of Happiness and Sadness on Children’s Snack Consumption. Appetite, 123, 169-174.

Last Updated: 7/15/24