• Psychology, Medicine
  • Published in
    Health psychology : official…
    2014
  • DOI:10.1037/hea0000069

Biased attentional processing of food cues and modification in obese individuals.

@article{Kemps2014BiasedAP,
  title={Biased attentional processing of food cues and modification in obese individuals.},
  author={Eva Kemps and Marika Tiggemann and Sarah Hollitt},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  year={2014},
  volume={33 11},
  pages={
          1391-401
        }
}
OBJECTIVE This paper reports two experiments designed to investigate and modify biased attentional processing of food cues in obesity. Experiment 1: Experiment 1 used a dot probe task to show a food-related attentional bias in 58 obese women, relative to a comparison sample of normal weight controls. Experiment 2: Experiment 2 examined whether this bias can be modified. Using a modified dot probe task, 96 obese women were trained to attend to, or to avoid, food pictures. Attentional bias for… CONTINUE READING

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