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Food neophobia in humans: effects of manipulated arousal and individual differences in sensation seeking.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9035266     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The study examined the effects of manipulated arousal and the trait of Sensation Seeking on willingness to taste novel foods (as assessed by means of a choice task). Arousal was manipulated by having subjects play an exciting, neutral, or boring video game. In line with predictions from optimal level of arousal theories, subjects chose more novel foods when manipulated arousal was low (vs. neutral) and fewer novel foods when manipulated arousal was high (vs. neutral). There was no main effect of individual differences in optimal level of arousal as assessed by the Sensation Seeking Scale; however, an interaction between the two independent variables revealed high-sensation seekers to try more novel foods than lows under conditions of low arousal.
P Pliner; N Melo
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiology & behavior     Volume:  61     ISSN:  0031-9384     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiol. Behav.     Publication Date:  1997 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1997-04-30     Completed Date:  1997-04-30     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151504     Medline TA:  Physiol Behav     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  331-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Erindale College, University of Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Avoidance Learning*
Food Preferences / psychology*
Middle Aged

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