Rethink your stress and eat less - The effect of positive reappraisal on stress-induced eating

My project aimed to extend the existing literature on stress-induced eating by investigating whether positive stress appraisal (SA) (i.e. generating a stress-is-enhancing mindset) compared to negative SA (generating a stress-is-debilitating mindset) could reduce the consumption of palatable high-sugar, high-fat food in response to acute stress. It was predicted that participants encouraged…

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Prizewinner: Leah Hillari - British Psychological Society Undergraduate Award for the Best Grade across L3 and L4

How did it feel to receive the British Psychological Society (BPS) undergraduate award, and what was your experience as an undergraduate at the University of Aberdeen?

Writing about myself and my feelings. This is more diļ¬ƒcult than I expected, certainly more difficult than answering the usual essay topic for which…

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