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Modeling of palatable food intake. The influence of quality of social interaction.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19501786     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigates the effects of the quality of social interaction on modeling of food intake among young women. A two (confederate's food intake: high versus low) by two (confederate's sociability: sociable versus unsociable) between-participant factorial design was employed. A total of 100 young women (18-27 years) participated. Findings indicated that young women generally ate more when exposed to a high-intake peer than women exposed to a low-intake peer. However, this modeling effect was only found in the unsociable context. This study underscores the influence of social atmosphere on modeling effects of palatable food intake and suggests that contextual uncertainty or ingratiation strategies may be important in explaining the magnitude of modeling effects.
Roel C J Hermans; Rutger C M E Engels; Junilla K Larsen; C Peter Herman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2009-03-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  52     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2009 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-06-08     Completed Date:  2009-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  801-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.
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MeSH Terms
Cross-Over Studies
Eating / psychology*
Energy Intake
Food Preferences / psychology
Interpersonal Relations*
Social Facilitation*
Young Adult

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