Eating Behaviour (Anorexia)

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  • Eating Behaviour
    • Factors that infleunce attitudes towards eating behaviour
      • CULTURE
      • HEALTH CONCERNS
      • MOOD
        • Garg et al studied the relationship between low mood and comfort-eating.
          • - 38 participants, watched either an upbeat funny movie or a depressing one
            • Those watching the sad film consumed 36% more popcorn than those watching the up beat movie. Those watching the upbeat movie ate far more grapes.
              • Garg et al suggest this is because people who feel sad or depressed want snacks that taste good to give them a rush of euphoria whereas people who are upbeat want to extend their happy moods and so eat healthily.
    • Biological explanations for eating behaviour
      • EVOLUTIONARY explanations of food preference
      • NEURAL MECHANISMS
    • Success and Failure of Dieting
    • EATING DISORDERS
      • Psychological Explanations
      • Biological Explanations
  • MOOD
    • Garg et al studied the relationship between low mood and comfort-eating.
      • - 38 participants, watched either an upbeat funny movie or a depressing one
        • Those watching the sad film consumed 36% more popcorn than those watching the up beat movie. Those watching the upbeat movie ate far more grapes.
          • Garg et al suggest this is because people who feel sad or depressed want snacks that taste good to give them a rush of euphoria whereas people who are upbeat want to extend their happy moods and so eat healthily.

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