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ANXIETY , HUNGER , EATING 265 Experimental Evidence on Dieter and Nondieter Reactions to Stress

  title={ANXIETY , HUNGER , EATING 265 Experimental Evidence on Dieter and Nondieter Reactions to Stress},
  author={C. Peter Herman and Janet Polivy and Cynthia N. Lank and Todd F. Heatherton},
In this study we examined the effects of anxiety and food deprivation on the amount of food consumed ad lib by dieters and nondieters. Eighty female college students served as subjects in an ostensible market research study in which an anxiety manipulation was embedded. Reassignment of the subjects to anxiety condition on the basis of self-reported anxiety produced a significant (p < .02) three-way interaction among level of anxiety, food deprivation, and dieting status. The results suggest… 

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