The effect of social cues on the eating behavior of obese and normal subjects.

@article{Conger1980TheEO,
  title={The effect of social cues on the eating behavior of obese and normal subjects.},
  author={J C Conger and Anthony J. Conger and Philip R. Costanzo and Kate L. Wright and Juerg Matter},
  journal={Journal of personality},
  year={1980},
  volume={48 2},
  pages={258-71}
}
Schachter's externality hypothesis suggests that overweight individuals are more likely to be induced to eat by salient external cues than normal weight individuals. While a range of studies have demonstrated the plausibility of this hypothesis in the case of sensory stimuli (e.g., taste cues), there is little evidence that the hypothesis applies to social stimuli. The current study examines this latter proposition by exposing male and female, overweight and normal weight subjects to a same-sex… CONTINUE READING

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