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dc.contributor.authorKemps, Eva Bertha
dc.contributor.authorTiggemann, Marika
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-04T03:57:13Z
dc.date.available2015-11-04T03:57:13Z
dc.date.issued2015-01-06
dc.identifier.citationKemps, E., and Tiggemann, M., 2015. A role for mental imagery in the experience and reduction of food cravings. Frontiers in Psychiatry: Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic Research, 5, Article 193.en
dc.identifier.issn1664-0640
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/35722
dc.identifier.urihttp://journal.frontiersin.org/article/10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00193/full
dc.description.abstractThe term “craving” refers to a strong motivational state, which compels an individual to seek and ingest a particular substance. It usually refers to alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, but has become increasingly applied to food. Thus, food cravings refer to an intense desire or urge to eat a specific food. It is this specificity that distinguishes a craving from ordinary food choices and hunger. In Western societies, the most commonly craved foods are those high in fat, sugar, and salt, such as cake, chips, pizza, ice-cream, and in particular chocolate. Most people experience cravings for such palatable foods on occasion without any problem. However, food cravings can pose significant health risks for some people. Most notably, they can contribute to the development of obesity and disordered eating, increasingly serious global health issues. This has prompted a surge of investigations into the mechanisms that underlie the experience of food craving with a view to developing effective craving reduction techniques. The present paper focuses specifically on cravings for food, and the role of mental imagery in the experience and reduction of such cravings. For excellent reviews of the theoretical underpinnings of craving and addiction more broadly, we refer the reader to recent works by May and colleagues. We take a more applied perspective here and critically evaluate the practical significance of imagery-based craving reduction interventions.en
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dc.publisherFrontiersen
dc.rightsThis Document is Protected by copyright and was first published by Frontiers. All rights reserved. it is reproduced with permission. "Copyright: © 2015 Kemps and Tiggemann. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction in other forums is permitted, provided the original author(s) or licensor are credited and that the original publication in this journal is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.en
dc.subjectPsychologyen
dc.subjectEating disordersen
dc.titleA role for mental imagery in the experience and reduction of food cravingsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.doihttps://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyt.2014.00193en
dc.rights.holderThis Document is Protected by copyright and was first published by Frontiers. All rights reserved. it is reproduced with permission. Copyright: © 2015 Kemps and Tiggemann.en
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupKemps, Eva Bertha: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0161-2960en_US
local.contributor.authorOrcidLookupTiggemann, Marika: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9729-5543en_US


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