Assessing yourself as an emotional eater: mission impossible?

  title={Assessing yourself as an emotional eater: mission impossible?},
  author={Catharine Evers and Denise de Ridder and Marieke A. Adriaanse},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={28 6},
OBJECTIVE The extent to which individuals are emotional eaters has typically been assessed by people's self-reported desire to eat when they experience negative emotions. Elevated scores on these emotional eater scales have been associated with eating pathology and obesity. However, evidence that individuals scoring high on these scales truly increase their food intake during emotional encounters is inconclusive. The current studies tested whether emotional eater scales capture the proposed… CONTINUE READING