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July 20, 2009

TV Snack Ads Make Us Eat More

From the New York Times:

Snack Ads Spur Children to Eat More
By ALEX MINDLIN

Psychologists recognize that certain behaviors can be automatic. For example, unrecognized external stimuli can unconsciously stir us to anger, spur us to loyalty or incite us to rudeness without our knowing it. A new study finds that seeing food ads on television can induce people to eat more snacks while watching.

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July 20, 2009 in Behaviorism, Children, Obesity, Television | Permalink

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