Threatened belonging and preference for comfort food among the securely attached

  title={Threatened belonging and preference for comfort food among the securely attached},
  author={Jordan D. Troisi and Shira Gabriel and Jaye L. Derrick and Alyssa Geisler},
Research has shown that comfort food triggers relationship-related cognitions and can fulfill belongingness needs for those secure in attachment (i.e., for those with positive relationship cognitions) (Troisi & Gabriel, 2011). Building on these ideas, we examined if securely attached individuals prefer comfort food because of its "social utility" (i.e., its capacity to fulfill belongingness needs) in one experiment and one daily diary study using two samples of university students from the… 

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