Social Models Provide a Norm of Appropriate Food Intake for Young Women

@inproceedings{Vartanian2013SocialMP,
  title={Social Models Provide a Norm of Appropriate Food Intake for Young Women},
  author={Lenny R. Vartanian and Nicole Sokol and Carolyn P Herman and Janet Polivy},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
It is often assumed that social models influence people's eating behavior by providing a norm of appropriate food intake, but this hypothesis has not been directly tested. In three experiments, female participants were exposed to a low-intake model, a high-intake model, or no model (control condition). Experiments 1 and 2 used a remote-confederate manipulation and were conducted in the context of a cookie taste test. Experiment 3 used a live confederate and was conducted in the context of a… CONTINUE READING
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