Affect asymmetry and comfort food consumption

  title={Affect asymmetry and comfort food consumption},
  author={Laurette Dub{\'e} and Jordan L. LeBel and Ji Lu},
  journal={Physiology \& Behavior},

Influence of emotions evoked by life events on food choice

The results show that common problems of life might trigger food consumption in the presence of high availability, and both groups increased food consumption after negative emotions and the normal-weight group had a higher increase than the overweight group.

Feeding Your Feelings: Emotion Regulation Strategies and Emotional Eating

The hypothesis that the regulation strategies people use to deal with emotions are responsible for increased eating are addressed, providing new evidence that the way in which emotions are regulated affects eating behavior.

Essays on emotional influences in consumer food choice : Understanding emotional intricacies in consumers' price vs. ethicality trade-off decisions, and perceptions of genetically modified food products

This study investigates the manifestation of emotional influences in the context of two different instances of consumer food choice: price vs. ethicality trade-off decisions in everyday food purchase

Assessing yourself as an emotional eater: Mission impossible?

The results suggest that self-reported emotional eaters do not increase food intake during emotional encounters in the laboratory, and the idea that it may be complex to adequately assess one's own emotional eating behavior is discussed.

Emotional Eating Is Not What You Think It Is and Emotional Eating Scales Do Not Measure What You Think They Measure

It is concluded that emotional eating scales lack predictive and discriminative validity; they cannot be assumed to measure accurately what they intend to measure, namely increased food intake in response to negative emotions.

Effects of Mood on the Food Preference of Female University Students

The purpose of this study was to investigate the food preference and attitude according to six emotions in female university students. Also, it was studied whether the desire to food consumption was

Stress eating: an online survey of eating behaviours, comfort foods, and healthy food substitutes in German adults

The results from this work suggest that specific comfort foods and substitutes are preferred by the participants in stressful situations and this knowledge about food choices and substitutes should be investigated in further studies to improve eating behaviour in stress situations.



Characteristics of Eating in Anger, Fear, Sadness and Joy

Women reported to experience higher tendencies of impulsive eating and sensory eating than men during anger and sadness, and hedonic eating was rated higher during joy than during the other emotions.

Exploring comfort food preferences across age and gender

Attitudinal Moderation of Correlation between Food Liking and Consumption

It is revealed that those cases in which the attitude basis for liking and consumption showed the highest correspondence, also manifested the highest liking-consumption correlation.

The role of gender and taste class in the effects of stress on eating.

  • N. GrunbergR. O. Straub
  • Psychology
    Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • 1992
The results indicate that the relationship between stress and eating depends on the sex of the subject and may relate to type of food available, and Contrasting generalizations about stress andeating reported in the archived literature can largely be reconciled by considering these interacting variables.

Emotions and eating in everyday life

Results indicate the presence of "emotionally instrumental eating" in a non-clinical population under real life conditions and Physiological correlates of negative emotional states may be involved in emotionally instrumental eating.

Similarities and Differences in Affective and Cognitive Origins of Food Likings and Dislikes

In a field study, 355 French-Canadian adults freely stated the food item they liked and disliked the most, the reasons for their attitude and the context of their last consumption of these two food items.

Direct and indirect effects of everyday emotions on food intake of elderly patients in institutions.

Results suggest that, given their impact on food intake, measuring and monitoring patients' everyday emotions may be an important innovative strategy to improve food intake of elderly patients in institutions.

Eating Sweet Snacks: Gender Differences in Attitudes and Behaviour

It is concluded that men's sweet-snacking is less influenced by social pressure than is women's, and their intentions to eat sweet snacks were predicted by perceived social pressure and attitudes towards sweet snacks.

Chocolate eating in healthy men during experimentally induced sadness and joy

Results indicate that the quality of emotions can affect motivation to eat and affective responses to eating chocolate and supports two types of emotion-induced changes of eating: emotion-congruent modulation of eating and eating to regulate emotions.

Trend Effects and Gender Differences in Retrospective Judgments of Consumption Emotions

A field study performed at the end of multiday hospital stays investigated trend effects on retrospective global judgments of emotions. Subjects (43 women and 50 men) reported instances of their