- To hell on a cream puff. Mathewes-Green, Frederica // Christianity Today;11/13/95, Vol. 39 Issue 13, p44
Reports that gluttony is not about experience but about our inclination to associate it with external effects shows how reluctant we are to confront the sin the heart. Food as power; Satan's ploy; The grayness of gluttony; Fasting for the masses; Dare to be disciplined.
- Gluttony. Mestel, Rosie // New Scientist;03/28/98, Vol. 157 Issue 2127, p28
Provides information on the biological impact of gluttony in humans. Tips offered pertaining to gluttony.
- Mind over appetite. // Body Bulletin;Nov96, p3
Presents awareness exercises to make individuals less likely to eat when they are not hungry and less likely to eat beyond the point of fullness. Raisin medication taught to overeaters at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center's Stress Reduction Clinic.
- `But I eat like a bird...'. // Tufts University Diet & Nutrition Letter;Mar93, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p1
Reports on the study that shows obese people tend to underestimate the number of calories they take in and overestimate the amount of calories they burn. Normal metabolism; Overeating and under-exercising; Denial of problem despite knowledge of how to diet; Pressure for thin men and women.
- Psychological theory seeks to define obesity. Burgard, Debby // Obesity & Health;Mar/Apr93, Vol. 7 Issue 2, p25
Discusses how psychosocial clinicians and researchers are trying to let new views of obesity and mental health emerge instead of going with the traditional theories. Psychodynamic theories; Clinical versus non-clinical approach; Behavioral theories; Restraint theory; Family systems theory; More.
- In the eye of the beholder. Powers, Mike // Human Ecology;Fall96, Vol. 24 Issue 4, p16
Investigates the attitudes of many cultures in the United States on obesity and fatness. Fatness' sign of prestige; Other practices on obesity; Studies of cultural attitudes toward obesity; Psychiatry and behavior modification techniques as treatment; Language reflecting the new perspective of...
- Using fat as a defense mechanism. // USA Today Magazine;Nov93, Vol. 122 Issue 2582, p9
Reports on a study conducted by Vincent J. Felitti on obesity. Study of overweight adults who either were unable to lose weight or regained it rapidly after they had lost it; Use of obesity as a defense mechanism against unwanted sexual advances; History of sexual abuse, chronic depression and...
- Psychopathology in obese subjects with and without binge-eating disorder and in bulimic subjects. Molinari, Enrico; Ragazzoni, Paola // Psychological Reports;Jun97 Part 2, Vol. 80 Issue 3, p1327
Presents information on the study relating to obese persons who have the binge eating disorder. What was the aim of the study; Linkage of psychopathological traits and eating disorders; Information on the analysis of findings.
- Externally oriented thinking of obese men and women. Fukunishi, Isao; Kaji, Norie // Psychological Reports;Feb97, Vol. 80 Issue 1, p219
Examines the association of scores on alexithymia and obesity. Scores on Toronto alexithymia scale; Examination of stress-related factors.