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Temptations elicit compensatory intentions.
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PMID:  20043965     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The compensatory beliefs model proposes that when faced with temptation, people form intentions to behaviourally compensate for indulgence. By creating a scenario in which female dieters were either faced with a tempting, high caloric food choice or not, this experiment tested the hypotheses that (1) dieters form compensatory intentions when experiencing the mental conflict of wanting to lose weight but also desiring to eat, and that (2) forming compensatory intentions results in the decision to indulge. Results supported the hypotheses, providing foundational validation for the compensatory beliefs model.
Ilana Kronick; B?rbel Kn?uper
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-01-04
Journal Detail:
Title:  Appetite     Volume:  54     ISSN:  1095-8304     ISO Abbreviation:  Appetite     Publication Date:  2010 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-03-01     Completed Date:  2010-05-04     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8006808     Medline TA:  Appetite     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  398-401     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2009 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
McGill University, Department of Psychology, 1205 Dr. Penfield Avenue, Montreal QC H3A 1B1, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Conflict (Psychology)*
Diet, Reducing / psychology*
Feeding Behavior / psychology*
Middle Aged
Overweight / diet therapy,  psychology
Social Behavior*
Social Control, Informal*
Weight Loss
Young Adult

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