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Social Influences on Eating

  • C. Peter Herman
  • Janet Polivy
  • Patricia Pliner
  • Lenny R. Vartanian

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. C. Peter Herman, Janet Polivy, Patricia Pliner, Lenny R. Vartanian
    Pages 1-10
  3. C. Peter Herman, Janet Polivy, Patricia Pliner, Lenny R. Vartanian
    Pages 11-28
  4. C. Peter Herman, Janet Polivy, Patricia Pliner, Lenny R. Vartanian
    Pages 29-40
  5. C. Peter Herman, Janet Polivy, Patricia Pliner, Lenny R. Vartanian
    Pages 41-55
  6. C. Peter Herman, Janet Polivy, Patricia Pliner, Lenny R. Vartanian
    Pages 57-78
  7. C. Peter Herman, Janet Polivy, Patricia Pliner, Lenny R. Vartanian
    Pages 79-94
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    Pages 95-121
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    Pages 123-146
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    Pages 147-162
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    Pages 163-179
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    Pages 181-200
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    Pages 201-213
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    Pages 215-227
  15. C. Peter Herman, Janet Polivy, Patricia Pliner, Lenny R. Vartanian
    Pages 229-231
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 233-234

About this book

Introduction

This book examines how the social environment affects food choices and intake, and documents the extent to which people are unaware of the significant impact of social factors on their eating.  The authors take a unique approach to studying eating behaviors in ordinary circumstances, presenting a theory of normal eating that highlights social influences independent of physiological and taste factors. 

Among the topics discussed:

  • Modeling of food intake and food choice
  • Consumption stereotypes and impression management
  • Research design, methodology, and ethics of studying eating behaviors
  • What happens when we overeat?
  • Effects of social eating

Social Influences on Eating is a useful reference for psychologists and researchers studying food and nutritional psychology, challenging commonly held assumptions about the dynamics of food choice and intake in order to promote a better understanding of the power of social influence on all forms of behavior.

Keywords

social influence on food intake social facilitation effect and eating social comparison and eating gender stereotypes of eating food culture weight gain obesity research experimental psychology and food behavior consumption stereotype eating behavior of dieters body image weight bias

Authors and affiliations

  • C. Peter Herman
    • 1
  • Janet Polivy
    • 2
  • Patricia Pliner
    • 3
  • Lenny R. Vartanian
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyUniversity of TorontoTorontoCanada
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Toronto, MississaugaMississaugaCanada
  3. 3.Department of PsychologyUniversity of Toronto, MississaugaMississaugaCanada
  4. 4.School of PsychologyUNSW SydneySydneyAustralia

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