Implicit attitudes, eating behavior, and the development of obesity

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Jasmine M. DeJesus, Assistant Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: Nettle et al. describe increasing food intake (relative to energy expenditure) in response to food insecurity as a key contributor to obesity. I argue that a variety of implicit psychological mechanisms underlie this process to contribute to weight gain. The biobehavioral pathways and the social nature of food selection discussed here are importantly related to food selection and obesity.

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Behavioral and Brain Sciences
Language: English
Date: 2017
food insecurity, food selection, biobehavioral pathways, social pathways

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