Lacking Skills to Improve Self-Control: Reward-Induced Loss of Inhibitory Control and Overeating in Restrained Eaters

  title={Lacking Skills to Improve Self-Control: Reward-Induced Loss of Inhibitory Control and Overeating in Restrained Eaters},
  author={Katrijn Houben and Anita T M Jansen},
  journal={Journal of Experimental Psychopathology},
  pages={29 - 37}
  • K. HoubenA. Jansen
  • Published 1 March 2014
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Experimental Psychopathology
Given the vital role of inhibitory control in successful weight management, the aim of this study was to examine whether inhibitory control can be increased via incentives. Specifically, participants were randomly assigned to two conditions: In the reward condition, participants could earn a monetary bonus by performing well during an inhibition task. In the control condition, participants were not rewarded for their inhibition performance. Afterwards, we measured participants' craving and food… 

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