Dawn Szymanski News

National Outlets Feature Szymanski Research on Connection Between ‘Breastaurants’ and Women’s Mental Health

UT professor of psychology Dawn Szymanski recently published a study in the Psychology of Women Quarterly that suggests that women who work in restaurants that require their bodies to be on display through revealing uniforms may experience higher levels of anxiety and disordered eating. The study found that female servers in these types of restaurants—dubbed “breastaurants”

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Dawn Szymanski Examines Toll of ‘Breastaurants’

Dawn Szymanski, associate professor of psychology, co-wrote an article for The Conversation about how the working environment of “breastaurants,” such as Twin Peaks, Hooters, and Spice Rack, affect the emotional well-being of its female employees.