Individual differences in reward sensitivity are related to food craving and relative body weight in healthy women.

@article{Franken2005IndividualDI,
  title={Individual differences in reward sensitivity are related to food craving and relative body weight in healthy women.},
  author={Ingmar H. A. Franken and Peter Muris},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2005},
  volume={45 2},
  pages={198-201}
}
According to the theory of J.A. Gray, a strongly reactive approach system is highly sensitive to reward or to cues that signal reward. This implies that intake driven by the rewarding properties of food should be affected by individual differences in reactivity of the approach system. The present study examined whether reward sensitivity is associated with food craving and relative body weight in a sample of female college students. Participants completed the Sensitivity to Punishment and… CONTINUE READING