Amy Galloway

Faculty Director

Faculty Director

Developmental Psychology; Development of Food Preferences; Eating Behavior in Human and Non-human Animals


  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2000-2003, Penn State, Developmental Psychology
  • Ph.D., 1998, University of Georgia, Biopsychology
  • Certificate, 1996, University of Georgia, Conservation Ecology & Sustainable Development
  • M.S., 1994, Bucknell University, Animal Behavior
  • B.A., 1991, Furman University, Psychology

Research Interests

Currently, I am interested in working with students who want to examine eating behavior in humans. My lab is currently exploring the development of picky eating behavior in children. We are interested in examining how picky eating behavior in children and adults. In particular, we would like to know more about how parent and child interactions around food influence eating habits in children.

Representative Publications

  • *Pulley, C., Galloway, A. T., Webb, R. M., *Payne, L. O. (2014). Parental child feeding practices: How do perceptions of mother, father, sibling, and self vary? Appetite, 80, 96-102. doi:10.1016/j.appet.2014.05.001
  • *Horn, M. G., Galloway, A. T., Webb, R. M., & Gagnon, S. G. (2011). Child temperament and parental child feeding practices in siblings. Appetite, 57, 510-516.
  • *Payne, L. O., Galloway, A. T., & Webb, R. M. (2011). “May I have a cookie, too?’’ Relationships between maternal feeding practices and child weight in siblings. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity, 6, e540-6.
  • Galloway, A. T., Farrow, C. V., & Martz, D. M. (2010). Retrospective reports of child feeding practices, current eating behaviors, and body mass index in college students. Obesity, 18, 1330-1335. doi: 10.1038/oby.2009.393.
  • Farrow, C. V., Galloway, A. T., & *Fraser, K., (2009). Sibling eating behaviours, differential child feeding practices reported by parents, Appetite, 52(2), 307-312.
  • Galloway, A. T., Fiorito, L. M., Francis, L., & Birch, L. L. (2006). “Finish your soup”: Counterproductive effects of pressuring children to eat on intake and affect. Appetite, 46(3), 318-323.
  • Addessi, E., Galloway, A. T., Visalberghi, E., Birch L. L. (2005). Specific social influences on the acceptance of novel foods in 2-5-year-old children. Appetite, 45(3), 264-71.
  • Galloway, A. T., Fiorito, L. M., Lee, Y. & Birch, L. L. (2005). Parental pressure, dietary patterns, and weight status in girls who are “picky eaters”. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 105,541-548.
  • Galloway, A. T., Addessi, E., Fragaszy, D. M., Visalberghi, E. (2005). Social facilitation of eating familiar food in tufted capuchin monkeys (Cebus apella): Does it involve behavioral coordination? International Journal of Primatology, 26, 181-189.
  • Addessi, E., Galloway, A. T., Birch, L. L. & Visalberghi, E. (2004). Capuchin monkeys’ and children’s taste perception. Primatologie, 6, 101-128.
  • Galloway, A. T., Lee, Y., Birch, L. L. (2003). Predictors and consequences of food neophobia and pickiness in young girls, Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 103(6), 692-698.
  • Fragaszy, D. M.,Galloway, A. T., Johnson-Pynn, J., Brakke, K. (2002). The sources of skill in seriating cups in children, monkeys, and apes. Developmental Science, 5(1), 118-131.
  • Fragaszy, D. M., Visalberghi, E., & Galloway, A. T. (1997). Infant tufted capuchin monkeys' behaviour with novel foods: Opportunism, not selectivity. Animal Behaviour, 53, 1337-1343.

* denote student co-author