Danielle Lindner

Associate Professor of Psychology

Dr. Lindner teaches core and elective courses in the psychology program, including Abnormal Psychology and Clinical & Counseling Psychology. Dr. Lindner also maintains an active research lab where she works with undergraduate students to study body image.

  • PhD, clinical psychology, University of Central Florida
  • MS, clinical psychology, University of Central Florida
  • BA, psychology, Nazareth College


Danielle Lindner


Danielle Lindner earned her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Central Florida in 2014 after completing a predoctoral internship at James A. Haley Veterans Hospital in Tampa, Florida. Dr. Lindner is most interested in studying body image, or how people think and feel about their bodies. Her research integrating objectification theory and social comparison theory to explain the development of body image disturbance and disordered eating was recognized by the Obesity and Eating Disorders Special Interest Group of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and she developed the Self-Objectification Beliefs and Behaviors Scale along with Stacey Tantleff-Dunn of Rollins College. In addition to her teaching and research, Dr. Lindner is a licensed psychologist in the state of Florida (PY 11001). She also volunteers with Community Outreach for the Prevention of Eating Disorders (COPE) to educate the community about positive body image.

More About Danielle Lindner

Areas of Expertise

  • Body Image
  • Clinical Psychology 

Course Sampling

  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Clinical & Counseling Psychology
  • The Science of Body Image (Junior Seminar)
  • Psychology of Women
  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Senior Project

  • Sociocultural influences on body image and disordered eating behavior (viewed primarily through the lens of objectification theory)
  • Measurement of body image

  • Leggett-James, M. P., Vanaman, M. E., Lindner, D., & Askew, R. L. (in press). The development and psychometric evaluation of the Exercise Overvaluation Scale. Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology.
  • Lindner, D., Trible, M., Pilato, Il, & Ferguson, C. J. (2020). Examining the effects of exposure to a sexualized female video game protagonist on women's body image. Psychology of Popular Media, 9(4), 553-560. https://doi.org/10.1037/ppm0000251
  • Fisher, S., Lindner, D., & Ferguson, C. J. (2017). The effects of exposure to catcalling on women's state self-objectification and body image. Current Psychology, advance online publication. doi:
  • Lindner, D., & Tantleff-Dunn, S. (2017). The development and psychometric evaluation of the Self-
    Objectification Beliefs and Behaviors Scale. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 41, 254-272. doi:
  • Tantleff-Dunn, S., Lindner, D., & Schmitt, B. (2016). Body image. Oxford Bibliographies Childhood Studies. Retrieved from www.oxfordbibliographies.com. doi: 10.1093/OBO/9780199791231-0173
  • Lindner, D., Lacefield, K., Tantleff-Dunn, S., & Dunn, M. E. (2013). The use of videoconference in the treatment of panic disorder with agoraphobia in a housebound female: A case study. Clinical Case Studies, 13, 146-166. doi: 10.1177/1534650113504292
  • Lindner, D., Tantleff-Dunn, S. & Jentsch, F. (2012) Social comparison and the 'circle of objectification.' Sex Roles, 67, 222-235. doi: 10.1007/s11199-012-0175-x
  • Tantleff-Dunn, S. & Lindner, D. (2011). Body image and social functioning. In T.F. Cash & L. Smolak (Eds.), Body image: A handbook of science, practice, and prevention (2nd ed.). New York, NY: Guilford Press.
  • Lindner, D., Hughes, R. & Fahy, R. (2008). Eating pathology and social comparison in college females. North American Journal of Psychology, 10, 445-462.