Dr Jeni Leslie Burnette

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Jeni Burnette is an Associate Professor of Psychology at North Carolina State University. She received her undergraduate degree at the University of North Carolina and completed her Ph.D. in Psychology at Virginia Commonwealth University. Jeni’s research applies basic social psychological theories to understanding fundamental social issues such as obesity and stigma. She primarily focuses on how mindsets matter for dieting self-regulation and weight-loss goal achievement. Her work has been published in journals including Psychological Bulletin, Psychological Science, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Personality and Social Psychological Bulletin