The Journal of the Association for Consumer Research is a new quarterly publication, and in its inaugural issue it's tackling the behavioral science of eating. In this issue are a few deliciously surprising and counterintuitive findings from studies.
Manipulating the food environment can be a great tool for effortlessly improving people's eating habits, but this analysis suggests cafeterias should await further proof before they overhaul the dishware.
Diets advertise thinness, yet eating healthfully offers so much more than a tenuous bikini body. "Emotional eating" is a popular term used to describe eating that is influenced by emotions both positive and negative.