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Presentation or Panel Title

The Effect of Food Choice on Mood

Location

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #4

Start Date

4-24-2015 10:30 AM

End Date

4-24-2015 11:30 AM

Department

Psychology

Student Type

Undergraduate

Faculty Mentor

William Phillips

Presentation Format

Poster Presentation

Abstract/Description

In the Mood and Carbohydrates (Christensen and Petijohn, 2001) two-phase empirical study, there was a greater desire for further knowledge and testing involving the mood and food phenomenon. Christensen and Petijohn hypothesized that male and female individuals who craved sweet carbohydrates will tend to have greater craving intensities and changes in mood state than protein cravers before and after consumption. Within the study consisted Two hundred fifty one college students of 113 males and 138 females ranging in ages from 18-29. Participants took several mood profile tests while also filling out a questionnaire regarding their eating cravings. Participants classified themselves as a “protein craver” or a “carb craver.” One trial was conducted, and the materials used were the questionnaires and profiling tests. The results of the study suggest that protein cravers reported feeling anywhere from anxious to hungry prior to consumption/cravings and afterward feeling happy, bored, normal, and energetic. Carb cravers reported a distressed feeling prior to craving/eating and after feeling satisfied, relaxed, and happy. Overall results displayed protein cravers having no significant correlation between mood states and craving intensity, but carb cravers seemed to show a strong significance on all mood scales regarding carbs and their effect on mood and craving intensity. In the presented research, it is hypothesized that there will be a greater change in mood state overall for carb eaters than those who are protein eaters. Being on a diet can cause mood fluctuation regardless of gender, and also males are more likely to be high carbohydrate eaters, whereas females are likely to be low carbohydrate and higher protein eaters. My independent variable is the food type, and my dependent variable is mood state.

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The Effect of Food Choice on Mood

Guzman Lecture Hall Poster #4

In the Mood and Carbohydrates (Christensen and Petijohn, 2001) two-phase empirical study, there was a greater desire for further knowledge and testing involving the mood and food phenomenon. Christensen and Petijohn hypothesized that male and female individuals who craved sweet carbohydrates will tend to have greater craving intensities and changes in mood state than protein cravers before and after consumption. Within the study consisted Two hundred fifty one college students of 113 males and 138 females ranging in ages from 18-29. Participants took several mood profile tests while also filling out a questionnaire regarding their eating cravings. Participants classified themselves as a “protein craver” or a “carb craver.” One trial was conducted, and the materials used were the questionnaires and profiling tests. The results of the study suggest that protein cravers reported feeling anywhere from anxious to hungry prior to consumption/cravings and afterward feeling happy, bored, normal, and energetic. Carb cravers reported a distressed feeling prior to craving/eating and after feeling satisfied, relaxed, and happy. Overall results displayed protein cravers having no significant correlation between mood states and craving intensity, but carb cravers seemed to show a strong significance on all mood scales regarding carbs and their effect on mood and craving intensity. In the presented research, it is hypothesized that there will be a greater change in mood state overall for carb eaters than those who are protein eaters. Being on a diet can cause mood fluctuation regardless of gender, and also males are more likely to be high carbohydrate eaters, whereas females are likely to be low carbohydrate and higher protein eaters. My independent variable is the food type, and my dependent variable is mood state.