The Role of Anxiety Sensitivity and Eating Expectancy in Maladaptive Eating Behavior

@article{Hearon2012TheRO,
  title={The Role of Anxiety Sensitivity and Eating Expectancy in Maladaptive Eating Behavior},
  author={Bridget A. Hearon and Angela C. Utschig and Jasper A J Smits and Samantha J. Moshier and Michael W Otto},
  journal={Cognitive Therapy and Research},
  year={2012},
  volume={37},
  pages={923-933}
}
Research has shown that anxiety sensitivity (AS), or the fear of somatic arousal, predicts distress and maladaptive coping in a range of psychiatric conditions. More recently, the role of AS has been examined in pathological eating. In the current investigation, a two-study design was employed to examine the role of AS and eating expectancies in both self-reported and actual eating behavior. For Study 1, 42 overweight/obese participants completed questionnaires assessing AS, as well as eating… CONTINUE READING