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From Nutrients to Nurturance: A Conceptual Introduction to Food Well-Being
The authors propose a restructuring of the “food as health” paradigm to “food as well-being.” This requires shifting from an emphasis on restraint and restrictions to a more positive, holisticExpand
The Fragility of Time: Time-Insensitivity and Valuation of the Near and Far Future
We propose that the temporal dimension is fragile in that choices are insufficiently sensitive to it and second, such sensitivity as exists is exceptionally malleable, unlike other dimensions such as money, which are attended by default. Expand
Decisions and revisions: the affective forecasting of changeable outcomes.
  • D. Gilbert, J. Ebert
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 April 2002
People prefer to make changeable decisions rather than unchangeable decisions because they do not realize that they may be more satisfied with the latter. Photography students believed that havingExpand
Decision making and brand choice by older consumers
Older adults constitute a rapidly growing demographic segment, but stereotypes persist about their consumer behavior. The goal of this review was to develop a more considered understanding ofExpand
Time for change: using implementation intentions to promote physical activity in a randomised pilot trial
Abstract Objective: A common barrier to exercise is a perceived lack of time. The current pilot study examined the effects of an implementation intention intervention to enhance exerciseExpand
Forecasting and Backcasting: Predicting the Impact of Events on the Future
In many choices they make—for example, choosing between a movie and a play or deciding whether to attend a sports game shortly before a birthday party—consumers are guided by how they expect an eventExpand
Reading Fictional Stories and Winning Delayed Prizes: The Surprising Emotional Impact of Distant Events
Hedonic experiences that involve real, immediate events (such as reading about a recent, real-life tragic event) naturally evoke strong affective reactions. When these events are instead fictional orExpand
The role of cognitive resources in the valuation of near and far future events.
  • J. Ebert
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Acta psychologica
  • 1 September 2001
People's behaviors often appear short-sighted, suggesting they overvalue the near future and undervalue the far future. In three experiments, the present research focussed on the role of cognitiveExpand
Campaigns in context: promotion, seasonal variation, and resource factors predict mammography program participation
We consider the impact of health promotion efforts on the timing of health behavior in a real-world setting alongside effects of temporally predictable and other environmental factors. By betterExpand