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MODEL ANSWER FROM PSYCHOLOGY A2: THE COMPLETE
COMPANION BY MIKE CARDWELL AND CARA FLANAGAN.

Discuss two or more factors influencing attitudes to food and eating
behaviour (8 marks + 16 marks)

Research has found that ethnicity is an important cultural influence in body
dissatisfaction and related eating concerns. Powell and…

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relieve the lowmood state. The same relationship between anxiety and
bingeeating is also found in nonclinical populations. Wegner et al found that
people who binged tended to have low mood before and after binge eating.

Another example of the influence of mood is that many people tend to
comforteat when…

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