Giannopoulos, Constantina (1995) Restrained eaters' food-related thoughts in a suppression paradigm. PhD thesis, Concordia University.
Restraint refers to a chronic, deliberate concern about limiting food consumption. The present research examined restrained and unrestrained eaters' frequency of food-related thoughts and ability to suppress food-related thoughts. In Study 1, questionnaires were administered to a large sample to measure dietary restraint and the extent to which individuals thought about food. Restrained relative to unrestrained eaters reported thinking more about food. In Studies 2 and 3, restrained and unrestrained eaters were led to eat cookies under the guise of a study of taste preference. Subsequently, they were asked to suppress thoughts about the tasting while thinking aloud. Restrained relative to unrestrained eaters experienced more intrusions of cookie-related thoughts. Implications for dietary restraint are discussed.
|Divisions:||Concordia University > Faculty of Arts and Science > Psychology|
|Item Type:||Thesis (PhD)|
|Pagination:||ix, 87 leaves : ill. ; 29 cm.|
|Degree Name:||Theses (Ph.D.)|
|Thesis Supervisor(s):||Conway, Michael|
|Deposited By:||Concordia University Libraries|
|Deposited On:||27 Aug 2009 13:09|
|Last Modified:||08 Dec 2010 10:12|
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