Special Issue "Food Choice and Nutrition: A Social Psychological Perspective"
A special issue of Nutrients (ISSN 2072-6643).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2015).
Interests: human motivation; promotion of health behaviours
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We invite empirical and theoretical contributions to a special issue in the Nutrients Journal on “Food Choice and Nutrition: A Social Psychological Perspective”. The special issue focuses on the investigation and prediction of food choices through approaches that adopt a cognitive, motivational or social psychological analysis of food choice. Manuscripts could focus on healthy eating (or unhealthy eating) or consumption of supplements such as vitamins, minerals, proteins, dietary supplements. Manuscripts that adopt approaches stemming from behavioral economics are also welcomed.
Topics must have a clear focus on food choices or nutrition. Potential topics may include but are not limited to:
- Social psychological models of food choice and their explanatory or predictive power
- Interventions that aim to promote healthy eating (or inhibit unhealthy eating such as fatty foods)
- Automatic or other cognitive processes underpinning food choices
- Neuro-psychological approaches to food choice
- The pursuit of healthy eating (or avoidance of unhealthy eating) in the context of conflicting alternatives
- Decision-making models and heuristics
- Mis-predictions and mis-choices
- Motivational approaches to food choice that focus on psychological or psychobiological needs
Prof. Dr. Nikos Chatzisarantis
Dr. Cecilie Thøgersen-Ntoumani
Dr. Sarah Hardcastle
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Nutrients is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2400 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- food choice
- psychological models of food choice