Of the different ways we might deal with negative emotions, eating isn’t necessarily the healthiest. Sure, we might want to reach for a candy bar when we’re feeling down, but eating too many candy bars can bring its own problems!
Why do people snack between meals? Because they’re hungry, maybe. But you know psychologists are going to dig a little deeper than that. Several studies have revealed a range of psychological factors in why people snack, what they snack on,
Parental rejection may be an important catalyst for emotional eating during childhood – possibly more so than peer rejection. That’s according to a new study from psychologists at Ghent University in Belgium. In the study, 55 children between the ages
Why do people engage in emotional eating? Well, because they’re emotional, of course! It turns out, though, that not all emotions are necessarily equal when it comes to emotional eating. In particular, feelings of shame may be especially likely to