On the special status of "ego threats".

  title={On the special status of "ego threats".},
  author={D E Schotte},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={62 5},
  • D E Schotte
  • Published 1992 in Journal of personality and social psychology
This article comments on a recent article by Heatherton, Herman, and Polivy (1991) in which they suggest that ego threats are a prerequisite to affectively induced disinhibition of food intake in restrained eaters and current dieters. In contrast, the present review suggests that mood induction procedures that involve no apparent threat (e.g., viewing a frightening film) can also prompt disinhibition in restrained eaters. Thus, any mood induction procedure that does not directly physically… CONTINUE READING