Food for Thought 1 Running Head: THOUGHT SHAPE FUSION AND SOCIAL ANXIETY Food for Thought: Manipulating Thought Shape Fusion and its Effect on Social Outcomes

Thought shape fusion (TSF) is a cognitive distortion associated with eating psychopathology in which individuals believe that simply thinking about fattening food leads to weight gain. The current study sought to determine if it was possible to manipulate the distorted beliefs underlying TSF and, if so, whether this impacted negative affect and social… CONTINUE READING