Effects of models on food intake of obese and non-obese female college students

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Compared the effects of a model on the food intake of obese and nonobese females. 20 obese and 20 nonobese female Ss were paired with an experimental confederate who was either obese or nonobese. Analysis of the amount of food eaten revealed an interaction between weight status and type of confederate: obese Ss ate significantly more in the presence of an obese confederate. By contrast, nonobese Ss ate a similar amount in both conditions. There was a significant difference between the amount Ss ate and the amount they reported they had eaten, due largely to the fact that obese Ss underestimated the amount of food they had eaten. (French summary) (13 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2007 APA, all rights reserved)

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