Hunger promotes acquisition of nonfood objects

  title={Hunger promotes acquisition of nonfood objects},
  author={A. Xu and N. Schwarz and R. Wyer},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences},
  pages={2688 - 2692}
  • A. Xu, N. Schwarz, R. Wyer
  • Published 2015
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • Significance Hunger is assumed to motivate eating, which satisfies the caloric needs underlying the motivation. However, hunger’s influence extends beyond food consumption to the acquisition of nonfood items that cannot satisfy the underlying need (e.g., binder clips), suggesting that domain-specific motives can influence behavior in unrelated domains that are irrelevant to the motive. This is likely to occur when the domain-specific response includes concepts and behaviors that can also guide… CONTINUE READING

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