Ric Steele, PhD
Dr. Steele's research focuses on the promotion of weight-related health in children and adolescents. His team investigates the correlates and predictors of physical activity in school-aged children, and his current projects include a clinic-based intervention for school-aged children with obesity and their families (Positively Fit), and a web-based intervention to help school nurses deliver weight-related health counseling to school-aged children and their families (Responding to the Crisis).
- Professor and Director, Clinical Child Psychology Program, University of Kansas
- PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Georgia
- Gayes, L. A., & Steele, R. G. (2014). Comparison of two measures of weight criticism in youth: associations with physical activity engagement and attitudes, weight status, and health-related quality of life. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(10). doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsu080
- Van Allen, J. M., Borner, K. B., Gayes, L. A., & Steele, R. G. (2014). Weighing physical activity: The impact of a family-based group lifestyle intervention for pediatric obesity on participants’ physical activity. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(10).
- Steele, R. G., Borner, K. B., & Roberts, M. C. (2014). Finding the Middle Bowl: Goldilocks’ Lessons on Professional Competencies in Pediatric Psychology. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(9), 988-997. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsu054
- Gayes, L. A., & Steele, R. G. (2014). A meta-analysis of motivational interviewing interventions for pediatric health behavior change. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 82(3), 521-535. doi:10.1037/a0035917
- Steele, R. G., Jensen, C. D., Gayes, L., & Liebold, H. (2014). Medium is the message: Moderate parental control of feeding correlates with improved weight outcome in a pediatric obesity intervention. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39(7), 708-717. doi:10.1093/jpepsy/jsu035