Binge eating as escape from self-awareness.

@article{Heatherton1991BingeEA,
  title={Binge eating as escape from self-awareness.},
  author={T. Heatherton and R. Baumeister},
  journal={Psychological bulletin},
  year={1991},
  volume={110 1},
  pages={
          86-108
        }
}
This article proposes that binge eating is motivated by a desire to escape from self-awareness. Binge eaters suffer from high standards and expectations, especially an acute sensitivity to the difficult (perceived) demands of others. When they fall short of these standards, they develop an aversive pattern of high self-awareness, characterized by unflattering views of self and concern over how they are perceived by others. These aversive self-perceptions are accompanied by emotional distress… Expand
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