Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/156892
Title:
Cognative and Emotional Load and Nutritional Decision-Making
Author:
Hedayati, Riaz N.
Issue Date:
Dec-2010
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
This experiment examines whether mental stress, in the forms of cognitive and emotional load, have an effect on nutritional choice. Participants were asked to either memorize a 7-digit number or watch an anxiety-producing video clip, and after completing several other tasks, to choose between a chocolate bar and an apple. Our findings show that those exposed to the mental load were more likely to take the chocolate bar, but there was no effect on food choice between the types of mental load (cognitive or emotional). We also find that the preference towards the chocolate bar is affected by whether the food choice is offered before or after the mental load is lifted.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Degree Name:
B.A.
Degree Level:
bachelors
Degree Program:
Honors College; Economics
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleCognative and Emotional Load and Nutritional Decision-Makingen_US
dc.creatorHedayati, Riaz N.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHedayati, Riaz N.en_US
dc.date.issued2010-12-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis experiment examines whether mental stress, in the forms of cognitive and emotional load, have an effect on nutritional choice. Participants were asked to either memorize a 7-digit number or watch an anxiety-producing video clip, and after completing several other tasks, to choose between a chocolate bar and an apple. Our findings show that those exposed to the mental load were more likely to take the chocolate bar, but there was no effect on food choice between the types of mental load (cognitive or emotional). We also find that the preference towards the chocolate bar is affected by whether the food choice is offered before or after the mental load is lifted.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
thesis.degree.nameB.A.en_US
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEconomicsen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
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