AQA PSYA3 - Eating Behaviour

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Gang et al (2007)
Observed food choices of 38 participants as they watched either an upbeat, funny movie or a sad, depressing one. Those who watched sad film consumed 36% more butter popcorn, but those watching upbeat film consumed far more grapes.
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Wegner et al (2002)
Had students record eating patterns and mood over a 2-week period. Binge days characterised by low mood compared to non-binge days.
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Ball and Kenardy (2002)
Studied over 14,000 women aged 18-23 in Australia - for all ethnic groups, the longer the time spent in Australia, the more women reported attitudes and eating behaviour similar to that of Australian behaviour.
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Wardle and Beales (1988)
Split 27 women into either diet group, exercise group or non-treatment group. Assessed at 4 weeks before and after a preload, and 6 weeks under stressful conditions. Those in dieting condition ate more in both conditions.
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Jeffery (2000)
Found obese people start regaining weight after 6 months due to failing to maintain behavioural changes.
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Lowe et al (2004)
Found average of 71.6% of Weight Watchers members maintained body weight loss of at least 5%.
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Bartlett (2003)
Found dieting success occurs best when calories are reduced by 500-1,000. Results in weight loss of 1-2 lbs a week.
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Hetherington and Ranson (1940) & Anad and Brobeck (1951)
First found lesions to VMH lead to hyperphagia (overeating). Second found lesions to LH lead to aphagia (underrating)
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Zhang et al (1994)
Mice with two copies of the gene for obesity had defective genes for protein leptin. When injected with leptin, they lost weight dramatically.
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Desor et al (1973) & Steiner (1979)
Both found neonates prefer sweet foods to bitter ones.
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Grill and Norgren (1978)
Reported neonates show acceptance of sweet tastes the first time they come across them.
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Hoek et al (1998)
Examined records of 44,192 people admitted to hospital 1987-9 in Curacao, a Caribbean island where it is acceptable to be overweight. Found only 6 cases on AN.
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Becker et al (2002)
After introduction of TV in 1995, adolescent Fijian girls expressed a desire to lose weight to become more like Western TV characters.
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Bruch (1973)
Found many parents claim to anticipate their children's needs rather than ever letting them feel hungry.
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Button and Warren (2001)
People with AN rely excessively on the opinions of others, worry about how others view them and feel a lack of control over their lives.
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Halmi et al (2000)
Investigated 322 women across United States and Europe, finding those with history of AN scored significantly higher on Multidimensional Perfectionism Scale.
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Had students record eating patterns and mood over a 2-week period. Binge days characterised by low mood compared to non-binge days.

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Wegner et al (2002)

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Studied over 14,000 women aged 18-23 in Australia - for all ethnic groups, the longer the time spent in Australia, the more women reported attitudes and eating behaviour similar to that of Australian behaviour.

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Split 27 women into either diet group, exercise group or non-treatment group. Assessed at 4 weeks before and after a preload, and 6 weeks under stressful conditions. Those in dieting condition ate more in both conditions.

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Found obese people start regaining weight after 6 months due to failing to maintain behavioural changes.

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