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Craving Facebook? Behavioral addiction to online social networking and its association with emotion regulation deficits.
Modified measures of substance abuse and dependence are suitable in assessing disordered online social networking use and seems to arise as part of a cluster of symptoms of poor emotion regulation skills and heightened susceptibility to both substance and non-substance addiction.
Changes in the Body Image and Relationship Scale following a one-year strength training trial for breast cancer survivors with or at risk for lymphedema
Evidence suggests the intervention was beneficial regardless of prior diagnosis of lymphedema, and twice-weekly strength training positively impacted self-perceptions of appearance, health, physical strength, sexuality, relationships, and social functioning.
The relationship of sex and sexual orientation to self-esteem, body shape satisfaction, and eating disorder symptomatology
The present data support several key trends in the literature: men generally reported less body dissatisfaction, internalization of socio-cultural standards of beauty, drive for thinness, and disordered eating, but a greater drive for muscularity than women; results indicated that different components of body image dissatisfaction and low self-esteem partially mediated the relationship between internalization and eating disorder symptomatology.
Is Meat Male? A Quantitative Multimethod Framework to Establish Metaphoric Relationships
Metaphors are increasingly recognized as influencing cognition and consumption. While these linkages typically have been qualitatively generated, this article presents a framework of convergent
The body image and relationships scale: development and validation of a measure of body image in female breast cancer survivors.
Results suggest that the proposed Body Image and Relationships Scale is useful for clinical and research applications and demonstrates satisfactory reliability and internal consistency.
Will the real vegetarian please stand up? An investigation of dietary restraint and eating disorder symptoms in vegetarians versus non-vegetarians
It is suggested that semi-vegetarianism - as opposed to true vegetarianism or veganism - is the most likely related to disordered eating.
Psychosocial correlates of internet gaming disorder: Psychopathology, life satisfaction, and impulsivity
Proposed DSM-5 diagnostic criteria for IGD appear to capture a clinically meaningful cluster of symptoms that is associated with marked impairments in multiple aspects of psychosocial functioning.
Under the influence of Facebook? Excess use of social networking sites and drinking motives, consequences, and attitudes in college students
  • J. Hormes
  • Psychology, Medicine
    Journal of behavioral addictions
  • 1 March 2016
Findings add to an emerging body of literature suggesting a link between excess or maladaptive SNS use and problems related to alcohol in young adults and point to emotion dysregulation and coping motives as potential shared risk factors for substance and behavioral addictions in this demographic.
Perimenstrual chocolate craving. What happens after menopause?
A significant but small decrease in prevalence of chocolate cravings post-menopause is reported, suggesting that female reproductive hormones are not the principal cause of perimenstrual chocolate craving.
Pickles and ice cream! Food cravings in pregnancy: hypotheses, preliminary evidence, and directions for future research
This paper reviews the available literature to corroborate and/or dispute some of the most commonly accepted hypotheses regarding the causes of food cravings during pregnancy, including a role of hormonal changes, nutritional deficits, pharmacologically active ingredients in the desired foods, and cultural and psychosocial factors.