Are music listening strategies associated with reduced food consumption following negative mood inductions; a series of three exploratory experimental studies

Van den Tol, Annemieke, Coulthard, Helen, Lang, Victoria and Wallis, Deborah (2022) Are music listening strategies associated with reduced food consumption following negative mood inductions; a series of three exploratory experimental studies. Appetite, 172 . p. 105947. ISSN 0195-6663

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Abstract

Emotions play an important role in overeating, yet there is little research looking at practical strategies to reduce overeating in response to a negative mood. In three different experimental studies, we tested if exposure to music can reduce food consumption in a negative mood. Female undergraduates (N = 120–121 in each study) completed a measure of emotional eating and reported baseline hunger. Mood ratings were taken at baseline, post-mood induction and post-eating. All participants were given a mood induction (sadness for study 1, stress for studies 2 and 3) and allocated to one of three music conditions (self-chosen in study 3) or a silent (control) condition. Music was selected from three pieces reported by each participant as being listened to regularly when experiencing the negative mood being examined (sadness or stress) in order to provide solace (comforting music), diversion (distracting positive …

Keywords:music, eating, comfort, eating behaviour, Emotion regulation, psychology
Subjects:C Biological Sciences > C830 Experimental Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C810 Applied Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C841 Health Psychology
C Biological Sciences > C890 Psychology not elsewhere classified
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Psychology
ID Code:48349
Deposited On:22 Feb 2022 15:59

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