Emotional eating and Pavlovian learning: evidence for conditioned appetitive responding to negative emotional states.

@article{Bongers2017EmotionalEA,
  title={Emotional eating and Pavlovian learning: evidence for conditioned appetitive responding to negative emotional states.},
  author={Peggy Bongers and Anita T. M. Jansen},
  journal={Cognition & emotion},
  year={2017},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={
          284-297
        }
}
Appetitive learning has been demonstrated several times using neutral cues or contexts as a predictor of food intake and it has been shown that humans easily learn cued desires for foods. It has, however, never been studied whether internal cues are also capable of appetitive conditioning. In this study, we tested whether humans can learn cued eating desires to negative moods as conditioned stimuli (CS), thereby offering a potential explanation of emotional eating (EE). Female participants were… CONTINUE READING
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