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Title: Emotional eating and food intake after sadness and joy
Author: Strien, A. van
Cebolla, A.
Etchemendy, E.
Gutiérrez Maldonado, José
Ferrer García, Montserrat
Botella Arbona, Cristina
Baños Rivera, Rosa María
Keywords: Trastorns de la conducta alimentària
Realitat virtual
Humor (Psicologia)
Eating disorders
Virtual reality
Mood (Psychology)
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2013
Publisher: Elsevier Ltd
Abstract: Do people with a high score on a scale for eating in response to negative emotions also show high food intake in response to positive emotions? We studied these effects in 60 female students that were preselected on the basis of extreme high or low scores on an emotional eating questionnaire. Using a between subject design we experimentally tested the difference in food intake following a mood induction designed to induce joy or sadness (the joy vs. sad mood condition). The high and low emotional eaters did not differ in their food intake, but emotional eating significantly moderated the relationship between mood condition and food intake. Whereas low emotional eaters ate similar amounts after the sad and after the joy mood condition, high emotional eaters ate significantly more after the sad mood condition than after the joy mood condition. A further finding was that a similar moderator effect for emotional eating was found for intake of sweet food but not for intake of salty food. These findings would suggest that eating in response to negative and to positive emotions refer to two different constructs.
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It is part of: Appetite, 2013, vol. 66, p. 20-25
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ISSN: 0195-6663
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