The role of cognitive factors in excessive eating problems

About this study

The project aims to explore the relationships between addictive-like eating behaviours (e.g., strong cravings for certain foods, compulsive overeating, and repeated attempts to stop eating certain foods) and three cognitive emotion regulation processes: rumination, cognitive fusion, and decentering.

Research TeamDr Ian Price (PhD), Maria Cornale (BSocSc, GDipPsych)
InstitutionThe University of New England
Ethics Approval NumberHE18-106
Funding SourceN/A
Project Start Date7 May 2018
Project End Date5 August 2018
ParticipantsMale and female participants from the general population who are over 18 years of age.
Whats InvolvedThe link will direct participants to the anonymous online survey hosted by Qualtrics. A Participation Information Sheet and an Online Implied Consent will be provided. If they continue, participants will be asked to complete demographic questions (age, sex, and height/weight estimate)plus five questionnaires. The survey will take approximately 15 to 20 minutes to complete.
Contact Details

Dr Ian Price: (02) 6773 2653, iprice@une.edu.au. Ms Maria Cornale: mcornale@myune.edu.au

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