About Analisa Arroyo
University of Georgia Faculty
Areas of Study
Analisa's primary research interests rest at the junction of health and interpersonal communication in the realm of body image issues. Her research explores how individuals communicate about their weight, bodies, and appearance, and the subsequent health-related outcomes of their communication. Specifically, she investigates "fat talk," with the goal of exploring the causes and consequences of negative, evaluative communication on people’s self-perceptions, psychosocial well-being, and eating and exercise behaviors.
Arroyo, A., & Harwood, J. (2012). Exploring the causes and consequences of engaging in fat talk. Journal of Applied Communication Research, 40, 167-187.
Arroyo, A., Nevarez, N., Segrin, C., & Harwood, J. (2012). The association between parent and adult child shyness, social skills, and perceived family communication environment. Journal of Family Communication, 12, 249-264.
Introduction to Human Communication (Comm 101)
Introduction to Research Methods in Communication (Comm 228)
Applied Organizational Communication (Comm 312)
Health Communication (Comm 369a)
Theories of Small Group Communication (Comm 403)
Nonverbal Communication (Comm 415)