Impression management and food intake. Current directions in research

  title={Impression management and food intake. Current directions in research},
  author={Lenny R. Vartanian},
You are What You Eat: Women’s Evaluation of other Women Based on their Food Selection
Past research has shown that women who eat unhealthy foods are rated as less attractive and are perceived to have a less desirable personality than women who eat healthy foods. However, eating too
Food Type Versus Amount Eaten As Impression-management Strategies After Ego Threats
Overall, the present research suggests that if people have the choice of using impressionmanagement techniques, specifically food selection or amount of food eaten, they may choose a healthy snack more often if they are under pressure to choose an unhealthy snack.
Food assessment: a discursive analysis of diet talk in interviews with older men who are obese
An analysis of food assessments in order to explore how older men undergoing weight management programmes make sense of changes in their nutritional intake contributes new insights about how nutritional advice impacts upon preconceived (mis)understandings of healthy eating practices.
Reconciling Not Eating Meat and Masculinity in the Marketing Discourse for New Food Alternatives
  • Diana Bogueva, D. Marinova
  • Sociology
    Environmental, Health, and Business Opportunities in the New Meat Alternatives Market
  • 2019
Traditional hegemonic masculinity can be traced on the typical man's plate where meat represents the centerpiece. Meat consumption dominates the current marketing discourse which builds on
Eating Meat Makes You Sexy: Conformity to Dietary Gender Norms and Attractiveness
Past research has highlighted links between meat consumption and masculine gender role norms such that meat consumers are generally attributed more masculine traits than their vegetable-consuming


The Effects of Impression-management Motivation on Eating Behavior in Women
Previous research suggests that the amount of food that women eat may fluctuate depending on their impression-management motivation; however, the results do not provide direct evidence supporting
Moral Overtones of Food: Judgments of Others Based on What they Eat
Previous research found that meal size can affect judgments of eaters' attractiveness and femininity. The present study investigates whether eating specific types of foods-namely, healthy,
Eating, social motives, and self-presentation in women and men
Effects of the presence of others on food intake: a normative interpretation.
The authors review the effect of the presence of others on food intake in social facilitation studies and modeling studies, and attempts to reconcile these divergent literatures by reference to a model of inhibitory norms that govern eating.
Social Models Provide a Norm of Appropriate Food Intake for Young Women
Perceived norms of appropriate intake mediated the effects of the social model on participants’ food intake, and participants were much more likely to indicate that their food intake was influenced by taste and hunger than by the behavior of thesocial models.
Managing an Attractive Impression by Using Alcohol: Evidence From Two Daily Diary Studies
Two studies investigate impression management processes and alcohol use. In both studies, participants completed the Fear of Negative Evaluation scale and then a 21-day survey. In Study 1,
Goal priming and eating behavior: enhancing self-regulation by environmental cues.
  • E. Papies, Petra Hamstra
  • Psychology
    Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • 2010
This study shows that unobtrusively priming the goal of dieting can enhance self-regulation in tempting eating situations and is shown to help restrained eaters to regulate their eating behavior in tempting situations.
Benefits and barriers to the consumption of a vegetarian diet in Australia
An understanding of the perceived benefits and barriers of consuming a vegetarian diet will allow the implementation of strategies to influence meat and vegetarianism beliefs, dietary behaviour and, hence, public health.