Characterising resistance to overconsumption : a biopsychological analysis

Fay, Stephanie Helen (2015) Characterising resistance to overconsumption : a biopsychological analysis. PhD by Publication, Queensland University of Technology.


This thesis investigated biopsychological factors involved in successfully resisting overconsumption in an environment promoting obesity, and differences between individuals who were and were not able to resist overconsumption. Results showed that self control was a key factor in successful resistance, whereas sensitivity to food reward was associated with overconsumption susceptibility. Reduced self control may be a consequence as well as a cause of obesity, and may not recover following weight loss. Self control was not enhanced through an exercise programme that aimed to ameliorate brain fitness through improved cardiovascular fitness.

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ID Code: 82066
Item Type: QUT Thesis (PhD by Publication)
Supervisor: King, Neil, White, Melanie, & Finlayson, Graham
Keywords: exercise, obesity, overweight, food intake, impulsivity, self control, reward, psychology, behaviour, executive function
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Exercise & Nutrition Sciences
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 23 Mar 2015 05:30
Last Modified: 08 Sep 2015 06:28

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