Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences

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Markey, Charlotte H.

  • Charlotte H. MarkeyEmail author
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_2221-1


Charlotte H. Markey (aka Charlotte Nicole Markey) is a professor of psychology and director of the health sciences program at Rutgers University in Camden, NJ. She is a health psychologist who conducts research concerning (1) social relationships and health; (2) sociocultural influences on eating behaviors, body image, weight management, and obesity risk; and (3) personality and health.

Early Life and Educational Background

Markey was born on November 18, 1975, in Burlingame, CA. She earned her B.A. in psychology from Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, CA, in 1997 and her M.A. in developmental and health psychology from the University of California at Riverside in 2000. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of California at Riverside in 2002 under the direction of Drs. Howard Friedman and Barbara Tinsley. She spent summers during her graduate education working at The Children’s Eating Lab at the Pennsylvania State University working under the direction of Dr. Leann...


Body Image Eating Behavior Romantic Relationship Body Dissatisfaction Romantic Partner 
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Selected Bibliography

  1. August, K. J., Abbamonte, J. M., Markey, C. N., Nave, C. S., & Markey, P. M. (2016). Behavioral and emotional responses to diet-related support and control among same-sex couples. Personal Relationships. Google Scholar
  2. Bailey, L., Markey, C. N., Markey, P. M., August, K. J., & Nave, C. S. (2015). Understanding same-sex male and female partners’ restrained eating in the context of their relationships. Journal of Health Psychology, 20, 816–827. doi:10.1177/1359105315573431.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  3. Birch, L. L., Fisher, J. O., Grimm-Thomas, K., Markey, C. N., Sawyer, R., & Johnson, S. L. (2001). Confirmatory factor analysis of the Child Feeding Questionnaire: A measure of parental attitudes, beliefs, and practices about child feeding and obesity proneness. Appetite, 36, 201210. doi:10.1006/appe.2001.0398.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  4. Davison, K. K., Markey, C. N., & Birch, L. L. (2000). Etiology of body dissatisfaction and weight concerns among 5-year-old girls. Appetite, 35, 143151. doi:10.1006/appe.2000.0349.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  5. Davison, K. K., Markey, C. N., & Birch, L. (2003). A longitudinal examination of patterns in girls’ weight concerns and body dissatisfaction from 5 to 9 years old. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 33, 320332. doi:10.1002/eat.10142.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  6. Dunaev, J., Schulz, J., & Markey, C. N. (2016). Cosmetic surgery attitudes among midlife women: Appearance esteem, weight esteem, and fear of negative appearance evaluation Journal of Health Psychology. doi:10.1177/1359105316642249.Google Scholar
  7. Ericksen, A. J., Markey, C. N., & Tinsley, B. J. (2003). Familial influences on Mexican American and Euro-American preadolescent boys’ and girls’ body dissatisfaction. Eating Behaviors, 4, 245255. doi:10.1016/S1471-0153(03)00025-4.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  8. Goins, L., Markey, C. N., & Gillen, M. M. (2012). Understanding men’s body image in the context of their romantic relationships. American Journal of Men’s Health, 6, 240248. doi:10.1177/1557988311431007.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  9. Markey, C. N. (2004). Culture and the development of eating disorders: A tripartite model. Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 12, 139–156. doi:10.1080/10640260490445041.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  10. Markey, C. N. (2010). Invited commentary: Why body image is important to adolescent development. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 39, 1387–1391. doi:10.1007/s10964-010-9510-0.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  11. Markey, C. N., & Markey, P. M. (2005). Relations between body image and dieting behaviors: An exploration of gender differences. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 53, 519–530. doi:10.1007/s11199-005-7139-3.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Markey, C. N., & Markey, P. M. (2006). Romantic relationships and body satisfaction among young women. Journal of Youth and Adolescence (Special Issue on Body Image), 35, 256264. doi:0.1007/sl 0964-005-9013-6.Google Scholar
  13. Markey, P. M., & Markey, C. N. (2007). Romantic ideals, romantic obtainment and relationship experiences: The complementarity of interpersonal traits among romantic partners. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (Special Issue on Personality Processes in Romantic Relationships), 24, 517–534. doi:10.1177/0265407507079241.Google Scholar
  14. Markey, C. N., & Markey, P. M. (2009). Correlates of young women’s desire to obtain cosmetic surgery. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 61, 158–166. doi:10.1007/s11199-009-9625-5.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  15. Markey, C. N., & Markey, P. M. (2010). A correlational and experimental examination of reality television viewing and interest in cosmetic surgery. Body Image: An International Journal of Research, 7, 165171. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2009.10.006.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Markey, C. N., & Markey, P. M. (2011). Romantic partners, weight status, and weight concerns: An examination of the actor-partner interdependence model. Journal of Health Psychology, 16, 217–225. doi:10.1177/1359105310375636.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  17. Markey, C. N., & Markey, P. M. (2012). Emerging adults’ responses to a media presentation of idealized female beauty: An examination of cosmetic surgery in reality television. Psychology of Popular Media Culture, 1, 209–219.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Markey, C. N., & Markey, P. M. (2013). Weight disparities between female same-sex romantic partners and weight concerns: Examining partner comparison. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37, 469–477. doi:10.1177/0361684313484128.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  19. Markey, C. N., & Markey, P. M. (2014). Personality, relationships, and health. Journal of Personality, 82(6), 467–471.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  20. Markey, C. N., Markey, P. M., & Birch, L. L. (2001). Interpersonal predictors of dieting practices among married couples. Journal of Family Psychology, 15, 464–475. doi:10.1037//0893-3200.15.3.464.CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  21. Markey, C. N., Markey, P. M., & Tinsley, B. J. (2003). Personality, puberty, and preadolescent girls’ risky behaviors: Examining the predictive value of the Five-Factor Model of personality. Journal of Research in Personality, 37, 405419. doi:10.1016/S0092-6566(03)00014-X.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Markey, C. N., Markey, P. M., & Birch, L. L. (2004). Understanding women’s body satisfaction: The role of husbands. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 51, 209–216. doi:10.1023/B:SERS.0000037764.40569.2b.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  23. Markey, C. N., Markey, P. M., Ericksen, A. J., & Tinsley, B. J. (2006). Children’s behavioral patterns, the Five-Factor Model of personality, and risk behaviors. Personality and Individual Differences, 41, 1503–1513. doi:10.1016/j.paid.2006.06.007.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  24. Markey, C. N., Markey, P. M., & Gray, H. F. (2007). Romantic relationships and health: An examination of individuals’ perceptions of their romantic partners’ influences on their health. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 57, 435–445. doi:10.1007/s11199-007-9266-5.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Markey, P. M., Anderson, J. M., & Markey, C. N. (2013). Using behavioral mapping to examine the validity of the IPIP-IPC. Assessment, 20, 165174. doi:10.1177/1073191112436669.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  26. Markey, C. N., Gomel, J. N., & Markey, P. M. (2008). Romantic relationships and eating regulation: An investigation of partners’ attempts to control each others’ eating behaviors. Journal of Health Psychology, 13, 422–432. doi:10.1177/1359105307088145.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  27. Markey, C. N., Markey, P. M., August, K. J., & Nave, C. (2014). Gender, BMI, and eating regulation in the context of same-sex and heterosexual couples. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. doi:10.1007/s10865-015-9700-z.Google Scholar
  28. Markey, C. N., Markey, P. M., August, K. J., & Nave, C. (2016). Gender, BMI, and eating regulation in the context of same-sex and heterosexual couples. Journal of Behavioral Medicine. Google Scholar
  29. Markey, C. N., Tinsley, B. J., Ericksen A. J., Ozer, D. J., & Markey, P. M. (2002). Preadolescents perceptions of females’ body size and shape: Evolutionary and social learning perspectives. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 37, 137–146. doi:10.1023/A:1014022010577.CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of PsychologyRutgers UniversityCamdenUSA

Section editors and affiliations

  • Lindsey Osterman
    • 1
  1. 1.Roanoke CollegeSalemUSA