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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

15

Number

1

Page Numbers

pages 4-10

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2009

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to understand the effects of mood (negative vs. neutral) conditions on food consumption and choice, between non-obese and obese people. Mood was manipulated using two film segments; pre-weighed bags of food were offered to participants to eat during the film, which included one fatty choice (popcorn) and one healthy choice (carrots). The amount and type of food consumed was measured directly after each session. Surprisingly, results revealed that people in a negative mood did not consume more or choose fatty foods more often, compared to those who were in a neutral mood. Implications for obesity trends in the U.S. are discussed.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

7 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 15 no. 1 2009

Rights

Under copyright.

Included in

Psychology Commons

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