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The purpose of this section is deepen our understanding of non-clinical and clinical aspects of eating behavior. As eating behavior is central to human existence, the types of research included and methods used are diverse. This section focuses on psychological, physiological, neurocognitive, and social aspects of human eating behavior.
The purpose of this section is deepen our understanding of non-clinical and clinical aspects of eating behavior. As eating behavior is central to human existence, the types of research included and methods used are diverse. This section focuses on psychological, physiological, neurocognitive, and social aspects of human eating behavior. Other areas bidirectionally associated with eating behavior (e.g., physical activity, energy expenditure, body composition, or body image) are also appropriate for this section. While the scope of the section is broad, the overarching commonality is a methodologically rigorous approach to study design and hypothesis testing. We strongly encourage preregistration of study hypotheses and we invite open data and open materials. Sample sizes should be appropriate for the question being asked and in-line with a-priori power analyses. Studies with a single observation (e.g. cross-sectional questionnaire studies), qualitative studies, and studies with a focus one specific cultural phenomenon will be given particular scrutiny as to their generalization and contribution to the field as a whole.
Articles that focus on the following are particularly relevant to the scope of this section:
• social and environmental influences on eating behavior
• individual differences in food choice
• self-regulation of eating
• dieting in normal weight and overweight/obese individuals
• information processing of food and food-related cues as measured with psychophysiology/neurocognitive measures
• risk factors, development, and maintenance of eating disorders
• revention and intervention studies for eating behavior/disorders
• sex differences in eating behavior/eating disorders
• developmental aspects of eating behavior
• naturalistic studies of eating behavior in every-day life
• Interventions on eating behavior or associated behaviors (body image, physical activity)
• Internet therapy, eHealth, mHealth and uHealth interventions to eating behavior
• Any of the above approach as applied to individuals with (sub-clinical) eating and weight disorders.
In addition to the standard article types The following types of articles are particularly welcome
• Study protocols
• Clinical trials
• Meta-analyses or systematic reviews
Studies focusing on sensory aspects of food (food technology), functional foods, or nutritional composition of food are not appropriate for this section. Social cognition Personal relationships Intergroup relations Prejudice Social development Cultural factors These are example topics, not an exhaustive list. Contributions that bridge personality and social psychology or that adopt integrative, multidisciplinary perspectives are especially welcome. Submissions may include several different article types including, but not limited to; empirical reports, review articles, methodological contributions, and applied studies. All submissions should make a strong contribution to basic or applied science. Empirical studies should demonstrate methodological and statistical rigor. Exploratory studies can be considered only if they have well-justified implications for future research. The section favors the publication of research using multiple methods and diverse samples. In particular, given the known limitations of self-report measures, authors are encouraged to complement subjective scales with objective behavioral or physiological measures”
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Eating Behavior welcomes submissions of the following article types: Book Review, Brief Research Report, Clinical Trial, Conceptual Analysis, Correction, Data Report, Editorial, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Opinion, Original Research, Perspective, Registered Report, Review, Systematic Review and Technology and Code.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Eating Behavior, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
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