Conformity and dietary disinhibition: A test of the ego-strength model of self-regulation
Article first published online: 25 FEB 2003
Copyright © 2003 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
International Journal of Eating Disorders
Volume 33, Issue 2, pages 165–171, March 2003
How to Cite
Kahan, D., Polivy, J. and Herman, C. P. (2003), Conformity and dietary disinhibition: A test of the ego-strength model of self-regulation. Int. J. Eat. Disord., 33: 165–171. doi: 10.1002/eat.10132
- Issue published online: 25 FEB 2003
- Article first published online: 25 FEB 2003
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 FEB 2002
- dietary disinhibition;
- ego strength;
Ego-strength depletion was examined as an explanation for dietary disinhibition in restrained eaters. We predicted that the depletion of ego strength resulting from having to choose whether to conform would undermine dietary restraint.
Participants completed an Asch-type conformity task, after which they completed a taste-rating task in which food intake was measured.
As predicted, restrained eaters who repeatedly exercised choice ate significantly more than did restrained eaters who did not exercise choice.
An ego-strength model of dietary restraint is discussed. © 2003 by Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Int J Eat Disord 33: 165–171, 2003.