Is emotional eating emotional? Empirical investigation of the connection between eating and emotion.

Modern societies are characterized by an abundance of food, in which humans can eat besides homeostatic needs, for instance driven by hedonic hunger or to reduce negative affects. Although frequently used in the literature, emotional eating remains poorly understood. In this project, we will investigate three research questions: (1) Is emotional eating the result of an habituation process? (2) Is emotional eating preceded only by negative affects, or also by positive ones? (3) Is emotional eating determined by motivation (wanting), independent of the pleasure component (liking)? We propose a line of 3 experiments that will take place online.

Durée du projet

01.11.2020 - 30.10.2021


Portrait de
Larisa Olteanu Postdoc
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Géraldine Coppin Professor