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Three ways to resist temptation : the independent contributions of executive attention, inhibitory control, and affect regulation to the impulse control of eating behavior

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Hofmann, Wilhelm; Friese, Malte; Roefs, Anne

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Abstract It is generally assumed that impulse control plays a major role in many areas of self-regulation such as eating behavior. However, the exact mechanisms that enable the control of impulsive determinants such as automatic affective reactions toward tempting stimuli are not well understood. “The present research investigated the separate moderator effects of three factors of impulse control, executive attention, inhibitory control, and affect regulation on the relationship between automatic affective reactions toward candy and subsequent candy consumption.” Results showed that all three factors reduced the influence of automatic affective reactions on eating behavior, indicating improved impulse control. Implications for self-regulation research are discussed.
Classification Social Psychology
Free Keywords Impulse control; Executive attention; Inhibition; Affect regulation; Automatic affective reactions; Eating
Document language English
Publication Year 2009
Page/Pages p. 431-435
Journal Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 45 (2009) 2
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jesp.2008.09.013
Status Postprint; peer reviewed
Licence PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)