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Evidence of Query Theory as a Tool to Assist Restrained Eaters

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Objectives: Using theories from decision-making and behavioral economics, we conducted a study to improve understanding of the decisions of Restrained Eaters. We identified Restrained Eaters via the Revised Restraint Questionnaire. Methods: One hundred two (N = 102) participants were each randomly assigned to an endowment condition and asked to list their thoughts about 2 products. Results: We found a significant interaction of endowment and thoughts on decisions. Research findings suggest the behavior of Restrained Eaters depends upon both endowment and thoughts, and that they exert self-control beyond food decisions. Conclusions: This work suggests decisions Restrained Eaters make can be manipulated via endowment and how they are instructed to structure their thoughts.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: Columbia University, Department of Psychology, New York, NY, USA 2: Princeton University, NJ, USA 3: Princeton, NJ, USA. [email protected]

Publication date: 01 January 2017

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