Kima Cargill, Ph.D.

Degrees
Ph.D.
Educational Psychology
University of Texas at Austin
2002
M.A.
Educational Psychology
University of Texas at Austin
1998
B.A.
Philosophy & Government
University of Texas at Austin
1993
Introduction

I am a clinical psychologist who studies food, nutrition, and overeating. Existential and psychoanalytic psychology inform my teaching, scholarship, and clinical work.

Current Research

My current work examines how overeating is partly influenced by living in an affluent culture focused on consuming. I view appetite as not only biological, or for food, but as a broader desire to consume (material goods, luxury experiences, food, medications, alcohol, etc.)

Teaching
  • TPSYCH 210: Abnormal Psychology
  • TPSYCH 212: Child Abnormal Psychology
  • TPSYCH 312: Mental Illness Across Cultures
  • TPSYCH 310: Controversies in Clinical Psychology
  • TPSYCH 404: Psychology of Food and Culture
  • TPSYCH 410: Existential Psychology
  • TPSYCH 416: Freud and His Critics
Affiliations
  • American Psychological Association
  • International Rescue Committee
Academic Service

I do volunteer work with refugees through the International Rescus Committee.

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