Emotional arousal and overeating in restrained eaters.

  title={Emotional arousal and overeating in restrained eaters.},
  author={Jan Cools and David E Schotte and Richard J. Mcnally},
  journal={Journal of abnormal psychology},
  volume={101 2},
We tested the effects of 3 mood inductions (neutral, positive, and negative) on food intake in 91 women of varying degrees of dietary restraint. Mood induction was accomplished by exposure to 1 of 3 film segments: a travelogue (neutral affect), a comedy film (positive affect), and a horror film (negative affect). In subjects exposed to the neutral film, food intake decreased with increasing levels of dietary restraint. Among subjects who viewed either the comedy film or the horror film, however… CONTINUE READING

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