This week’s theme on the AllPsych Blog appears to be food, and the psychology of healthy eating. In my last post, I talked about how the right plates could act as a “nudge” to encourage children to eat more fruits
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!
Good news for chocolate lovers: there’s more evidence out that chocolate can be part of a (mentally) healthy diet. Previous research has suggested that chocolate might be associated with lower risk of depression. So a recent study decided to examine
The next big thing to hit the dinner table isn’t necessarily going to be so big, and it might just have six legs. According to a recent report from investment bank Barclays, edible insects are on pace to become a
For those who find first dates confusing, not to worry. We have science to help us figure out what’s going on! What does it mean, for example, when you’re on a dinner date and the other person starts feeding you?
Blueberries have a stellar reputation, as far as foods go. Numerous articles claim that eating blueberries can enhance your cognitive abilities. Scientific American, for example, has talked about Your Brain on Blueberries, saying that blueberries are one food that will
As you read this post, try not to think about how good a bar of milk chocolate would taste right now. Many people find that it’s quite easy to get visions of chocolate stuck in their head. In fact, the
It’s common knowledge that children can be choosy about which foods they eat, but what many people might not realize is that picky eating can last into adulthood. In more serious cases, adult picky eating can be classified as a
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,
It might be overstating the case to say that you are what you eat. But what you eat could reveal subtle statistical differences about you. At least, that’s what a new study, Examining the “Veggie” Personality, from researchers in Germany