Impression management and food intake. Current directions in research.

@article{Vartanian2015ImpressionMA,
  title={Impression management and food intake. Current directions in research.},
  author={Lenny R. Vartanian},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2015},
  volume={86},
  pages={74-80}
}
This paper reviews recent research on consumption stereotypes (judgments of others based on what they eat) and impression management (modifying one's eating behavior in order to create a particular impression). A major recent focus in the literature has been on masculinity and meat eating, with research showing that meat is strongly associated with masculinity, and that individuals who follow a meat-based diet are perceived as more masculine than are individuals who follow a vegetarian diet… CONTINUE READING