Special Issue "Psychology of Eating: Understanding of Eating Behaviours"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.
Interests: nutritional psychology; eating disorders; orthorexia nervosa; eating behaviours; obesity
Interests: emotional eating; night eating; grazing; assessment and treatment of eating disorders
Even if hunger and satiety are the key regulators of eating behaviours, food intake is not determined solely by physiological or nutritional needs. For many people, consuming food loses its fundamental biological property and acquires a psychological connotation. Some people (i.e., patients with anorexia nervosa) consider that eating a small amount of food or refusing to eat is a normal behaviour. Other people use eating as a strategy for emotion regulation or as a coping strategy in response to emotional distress (emotional eating). There are also those who present excessive eating in terms of repetitive behaviour despite negative consequences (bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, obesity, food addiction). For others, the obsessions about healthy eating and rigidly avoiding foods perceived as unhealthy or harmful are dominant values (i.e., orthorexia nervosa).
In the era of excessive food consumption or the intentional restriction of food intake, it seems crucial to understand the mechanisms modulating (e.g., stress) and regulating (e.g., emotion regulation) eating behaviours, as well as influencing weight-related behaviours (e.g., physical activity). Empirical evidence is needed to elucidate how psychological factors affect human eating behaviour. It will help us to further understand the psychological aspects of healthy and unhealthy eating. The development of effective behaviour change interventions is key to promoting healthy eating.
In this Special Issue, we would like to highlight the latest research on eating behaviours. We invite the submission of original research, systematic literature reviews and meta-analyses. In addition to clinical or experimental studies, the treatment of disordered eating behaviours are also welcome.
Prof. Dr. Anna Brytek-Matera
Prof. Dr. Cristina Segura-Garcia
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- Eating behaviours
- Eating disorders
- Eating patterns
- Food addiction
- Nutritional psychology/nutritional psychiatry
- Orthorexia nervosa
- Risk factors
- Psychological factors