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ERIC Number: EJ835049
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 141
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0033-295X
Habituation as a Determinant of Human Food Intake
Epstein, Leonard H.; Temple, Jennifer L.; Roemmich, James N.; Bouton, Mark E.
Psychological Review, v116 n2 p384-407 Apr 2009
Research has shown that animals and humans habituate on a variety of behavioral and physiological responses to repeated presentations of food cues, and habituation is related to amount of food consumed and cessation of eating. The purpose of this article is to provide an overview of experimental paradigms used to study habituation, integrate a theoretical approach to habituation to food based on memory and associative conditioning models, and review research on factors that influence habituation. Individual differences in habituation as they relate to obesity and eating disorders are reviewed, along with research on how individual differences in memory can influence habituation. Other associative conditioning approaches to ingestive behavior are reviewed, as well as how habituation provides novel approaches to preventing or treating obesity. Finally, new directions for habituation research are presented. Habituation provides a novel theoretical framework from which to understand factors that regulate ingestive behavior. (Contains 11 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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