Eating Characteristics and Temperament

General Measures and Interrelationships

  • Mehrabian Albert 

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. The Temperament Framework

  3. A Comprehensive Psychometric Analysis of Eating-Related Characteristics

  4. Effects of Emotion States on Food Consumption

  5. Appendices

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 129-145

About this book


Temperament and Eating Characteristics: General Measures and Interrelationships provides a comprehensive description of the various ways people eat, and how these individual eating styles relate to personality. Dr. Mehrabian introduces a new approach to the study of eating and presents innovative measures of eating and personal temperament. Based on large samples from normal populations, the research calls attention to the complex interrelationship between aspects of the personality and eating. General measures of temperament provide a basis for comparing the results of this important effort with past research on arousal, temperament, and emotions.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Mehrabian Albert 
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA

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