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The impact of motivational states on hedonic snack consumption and implications for disordered eating

Hunt, Catherine Anne


The research presented in this thesis explores the role of regulatory focus (promotion versus prevention foci), and related attentional scope (global versus local processing), in influencing people's consumption of pleasurable snack food in the absence of physical need - an eating style that is contributing to growing rates of obesity worldwide. In the first two studies, male and female undergraduates were invited to help themselves to a bowl of M&Ms while they engaged in a global processing,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d5157d6607b3
Access Rights: Open Access


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