Of Two Minds About Eating: How Thin Human-Like Sculptures Help to Resist Tempting Food

Aline E. Stämpfli, University of Bern, Switzerland
Thomas A. Brunner, Bern University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
Claude Messner, University of Bern, Switzerland
Sabrina Stöckli, University of Bern, Switzerland
Two studies indicate that a subtle environmental cue, a screensaver showing an artwork with thin human-like figures by Alberto Giacometti, activates a weight-related eating motive and reduces the intake of not only tempting unhealthy, but also healthy food. The cue particularly influences restrained eaters.
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Aline E. Stämpfli, Thomas A. Brunner, Claude Messner, and Sabrina Stöckli (2015) ,"Of Two Minds About Eating: How Thin Human-Like Sculptures Help to Resist Tempting Food", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 43, eds. Kristin Diehl and Carolyn Yoon, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 808-808.