Michael Lowe, PhD


Michael Lowe
Office: Stratton 284
Phone: 215.553.7116
Website(s): Lowe Labs
Curriculum Vitae: Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Research Interests

  • Psychobiology of eating and weight regulation (dieting, treatment and prevention of eating disorders and obesity)

  • Social cognition (empirical study of conscious and unconscious cognitive processing)


My research involves studying eating and weight regulation - and eating and weight disorders - from the perspective of clinical psychology, nutritional science, psychobiology, and neuroscience. The following describes five general areas in which my research group has been exploring these domains

Research Areas:

  1. The relationship between dieting, overeating, and weight control
  2. Obesity and the prevention of weight gain and weight regain
  3. Eating disorders research
  4. Integrating biological and psychological perspectives on eating and weight regulation
  5. Research on the "power of food"