Time orientation and eating behavior: Unhealthy eaters consider immediate consequences, while healthy eaters focus on future health.

@article{Dassen2015TimeOA,
  title={Time orientation and eating behavior: Unhealthy eaters consider immediate consequences, while healthy eaters focus on future health.},
  author={Fania C. M. Dassen and Katrijn Marie Patricia Irma Houben and Anita T. M. Jansen},
  journal={Appetite},
  year={2015},
  volume={91},
  pages={13-9}
}
Time orientation could play an important role in eating behavior. The current study investigated whether eating behavior is associated with the Consideration of Future Consequences scale (CFC). Specifically, it was examined whether unhealthy eaters consider the future less and are more concerned with immediate gratification. A related measure of time orientation is delay discounting, a process by which a reinforcer becomes less valuable when considered later in time. Recent research argues that… CONTINUE READING
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