Analisa Arroyo

About Analisa Arroyo

University of Georgia Faculty

Areas of Study

  • Health Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication



Research Interests

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.

Selected Publications

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. 

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Contact Information

Analisa Arroyo
Telephone: 706-542-4893
Office: University of Georgia, 613 Caldwell Hall

Courses Taught

  • 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)
College of Social and Behavioral Sciences