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Attentional biases for food stimuli in external eaters: Possible mechanism for stress-induced eating?

Newman, E., O'Connor, D.B. and Conner, M. (2008) Attentional biases for food stimuli in external eaters: Possible mechanism for stress-induced eating? Appetite, 51 (2). pp. 339-342. ISSN 0195-6663

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Abstract

External eaters reportedly increase snack intake when stressed, which could be due to an attentional shift towards food stimuli. Attentional biases for food stimuli were tested in high and low external eaters in stress and control conditions, using a computerised Stroop. A significant interaction was observed between external eating group and condition for snack word bias. This suggested that low external eaters have a greater bias for snack words when unstressed and that stressed, high external eaters have a greater bias for snack words than stressed, low external eaters, which could contribute to stress-induced snack intake in high external eaters.

Item Type: Article
Copyright, Publisher and Additional Information: © 2008 Elsevier Ltd. This is an author produced version of a paper published in Appetite. Uploaded in accordance with the publisher's self archiving policy.
Institution: The University of Leeds
Academic Units: The University of Leeds > Faculty of Medicine and Health (Leeds) > Institute of Psychological Sciences (Leeds)
Depositing User: Sherpa Assistant
Date Deposited: 14 Aug 2008 09:23
Last Modified: 08 Feb 2013 17:05
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2008.03.007
Status: Published
Publisher: 2008 Elsevier Ltd.
Refereed: Yes
Identification Number: 10.1016/j.appet.2008.03.007
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/4321

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