Category Archives: Eating Behaviors

Most People Care About Animals So How Can They Eat Them?

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Most people care about animals, but they also eat them. How can we eat something that we care about? How do people avoid this paradox? Continue reading

Rituals Make Food More Tasty and Decrease Consumption

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Rituals have throughout human history been enacted to mark life events. Rituals are systematized sequences of behaviors that prepare us for something to happen, and they often include repeated and unusual behaviors. They influence how people experience what comes next (Vohs et al., 2013). Continue reading

Multitasking Reduces Taste Perception and Increases Food Consumption

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Van der Wal & van Dillen (2013) emphasize that people in modern Western societies devote less and less attention to their meals. This fact is supported by reports that have shown that we eat about half of our meals in front of a television. Continue reading