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The effects of degree of acquaintance, plate size, and sharing on food intake.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19501755     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
This study examined the effects of degree of acquaintance, plate size, and sharing on the amount of pasta individuals served themselves and subsequently consumed and whether or not they took second helpings. Fifty-seven pairs of female participants ate a meal of pasta; the members of each pair were either friends or strangers. During the meal, they served themselves either from a common serving bowl or from individual serving bowls and onto either small or large plates. The findings indicated that participants who ate with a friend served and consumed more than those who ate with a stranger, and those who shared served and consumed less than those who did not share. However, this sharing effect seemed to occur only when participants ate from small plates. Whether or not participants reported taking second helpings was influenced by all three of the independent variables.
Authors:
Jiaqi Koh; Patricia Pliner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Randomized Controlled Trial     Date:  2009-02-11
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:  595-602     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto at Mississauga, Mississauga, Ontario, Canada. jiaqi.koh@utoronto.ca
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Cross-Over Studies
Cues
Eating / psychology*
Energy Intake*
Feeding Behavior / psychology*
Female
Humans
Questionnaires
Social Behavior*
Social Environment
Social Facilitation
Visual Perception
Young Adult

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