Relationship Between Daily Food Consummation And The Associated Positive Or Negative Affect

1543 Words Dec 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
This article was published in the British Journal of Health Psychology, a journal published on behalf of the British Psychological Society. In 2015, the journal was rated 21 out of 121 in the clinical psychology category by Journal Citation Reports (Thomson Reuters). Moreover, the article is relatively recent (only 3 years old) and the authors belong to the University of Otago, New Zealand’s first university established in 1869. Therefore, this article is a credible source of information. The aim of the study was to explore the relationship between daily food consummation and the associated positive or negative affect. The study was conducted by recruiting both male and female students from the university and over the course of 21 days, participants filled out an internet-based diary to log their food intake for the previous night and the present day. Participants were asked regarding their serving size for the following foods: fruit, vegetables, chocolate-coated and/or cream-filled biscuits, potato crisps, corn snacks or corn chips, and cake, muffins or buns. Fruit or vegetable juices were excluded from the choices. Participants were excluding if their diary entries were less than eleven or if they had a prior or current eating disorder. Moreover, they were asked to fill out their mood ranging from short tempered and sad to happy, pleased and energetic. Effects of gender and body mass index were taken into account during statistical analyses. The overall results of the…

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