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Modeling of food intake is moderated by salient psychological group membership

Cruwys, Tegan; Platow, Michael; Angullia, Sarah; Chang, Jia Min; Diler, Sema; Kirchner, Joanne; Lentfer, Charoltte; Lim, Ying Jun; Quarisa, Aleisha; Ling, Tor Wei (Veronica); Wadley, Amanda


The present study demonstrates the utility of a social identity analysis of social influence in predicting eating behavior. In a laboratory experiment, female undergraduate students observed a confederate who appeared to have eaten a large or small amount of popcorn. The confederate was presented as either a fellow in-group member of a salient identity (same university) or an out-group member (another tertiary institution). Results supported the hypothesis that modeling of eating behavior only...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Appetite
DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2011.12.002


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