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Eating in the Absence of Hunger in College Students

Abstract The body is capable of regulating hunger in several ways. Some of these hunger regulation methods are innate, such as genetics, and some, such as the responses to stress and to the smell of food, are innate but can be affected by body conditions such as BMI and physical activity. Further, some hunger regulation methods stem from learned behaviors originating from cultural pressures or parenting styles. These latter regulation methods for hunger can be grouped into the categories: emotion, environment, and physical. The factors that regulate hunger can also influence the incidence of disordered eating, such as eating in the absence of hunger (EAH). Eating in the absence of hunger can occur in one of two scenarios, continuous EAH or beginning... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Goett, Taylor (Author) / Johnston, Carol (Advisor) / Lee, Chong (Committee member) / Lespron, Christy (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Nutrition / college students / construct validity / EAH / eating in the absence of hunger / internal consistency reliability / survey
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 62 pages
Language English
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Note M.S. Nutrition 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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