The Influence of Resource Availability on Preferences for Human Body Weight and Non-Human Objects

@inproceedings{Swami2004TheIO,
  title={The Influence of Resource Availability on Preferences for Human Body Weight and Non-Human Objects},
  author={Viren Swami},
  year={2004}
}
It has been proposed that there may be a general psychological mechanism which interacts with resource availability to influence preferences for human body weight, which may also extend to non-human objects. To test this hypothesis, we first replicated previous studies of preferences for human body weight using a new set of line drawings. The results of this study showed that hunger, as a proxy for resource availability, elicited a preference for a slightly heavier body weight. We then designed… CONTINUE READING