publication . Article . Other literature type . 2019

Approach–avoidance tendencies towards food: Measurement on a touchscreen and the role of attention and food craving

Adrian Meule; Anja Lender; Anna Richard; Radomir Dinic; Jens Blechert;
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  • Published: 01 Jun 2019 Journal: Appetite, volume 137, pages 145-151 (issn: 01956663, Copyright policy)
Abstract Automatic approach tendencies are often assessed with joystick-based approach–avoidance tasks (AATs). In line with similar studies, we have previously shown that individuals show an approach bias towards palatable food only when picture valence (i.e., the content of the picture) is relevant for task performance. In the current study, we adapted this joystick-based AAT for implementation on a touchscreen, which required participants to perform more naturalistic approach–avoidance movements. One-hundred and seven participants (73% female) were instructed to pull or push pictures of chocolate-containing food and non-edible objects either based on picture c...
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free text keywords: Approach, Avoidance, Food, Chocolate, Craving, Eating behavior, Nutrition and Dietetics, General Psychology, Joystick, Food craving, medicine.symptom, medicine, Symbol, media_common.quotation_subject, media_common, Future studies, Psychology, Trait, Cognitive psychology, Touchscreen, law.invention, law, Unhealthy food
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EC| NewEat
Transdiagnostic views on eating disorders and obesity and new approaches for treatment
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 639445
  • Funding stream: H2020 | ERC | ERC-STG
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