PSYCH UNIT 3- Success and Failure Dieting - Food

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1. What are the methodological issues within research into the success and failure of dieting?

  • people restrain their food intake which is not right
  • Data is often drawn from anecdotal evidence which can be innaccurate and subjective
  • sample sizes are too large
  • lab studies lack ecological validity
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2. Dieters are said to have a larger range between hunger and satiety. Therefore when the do eat they require

  • 100 banana milkshakes to feel happy again
  • more food to satisfy themselves
  • less food to satisfy themselves

3. An issue with Redden's Jelly Bean study is that...

  • there were high levels of control
  • it was a laboratory experiment and therefore lacked mundane realism and participants were prone to demand characteristics
  • people got ill from too many jelly beans

4. Who claimed Restraint Theory may have implications for Obesity treatments?

  • Ogden
  • Polivy
  • Bowlby
  • Yung et al

5. Who discovered a Cultural bias within research into the failure of dieting?

  • Park et al
  • Wegner
  • Brown and Ogden
  • Herman and Mack


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