Potential psychological accounts for the relation between food insecurity and body overweight

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Abstract

We suggest two psychological mechanisms, temporal discounting and feeling of resource scarcity, for explaining the relation between food insecurity and body overweight. We demonstrate how Nettle et al.'s findings could be explained, post hoc, by each of these accounts, suggesting that their data are not rich enough to allow identification of mechanisms that underlie food insecurity and overweight relationship.

Original languageAmerican English
Article numbere117
Pages (from-to)24-25
Number of pages2
JournalBehavioral and Brain Sciences
Volume40
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017

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