New study published: Why we eat what we eat: Assessing dispositional and in-the-moment eating motives by using Ecological Momentary Assessment.

Why do we eat? Our motives for eating are diverse, ranging from hunger and liking to social norms and affect regulation. Although eating motives can vary from eating event to eating event, which implies substantial moment-to-moment differences, current ways of measuring eating motives rely on single timepoint questionnaires that assess eating motives as situation-stable dispositions (traits). However, mobile technologies including smartphones allow eating events and motives to be captured in real time and real life, thus capturing experienced eating motives in-the-moment (states).

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Development of a new visualization tool called 'SMART-Profile-Explorer'

To analyze and visualize high-dimensional data and different levels of data aggregation, we developed a new visualization tool called the ‘SMART-Profile-Explorer’. The visualized person × motive data matrix can be used to interactively sort, filter and visualize why we eat what we eat and analyze between- and within-person differences in trait and state eating motives.

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Three papers were recently accepted for publication from Dr. Verena Klusmann's Scientific Network "Images of Aging"

Klusmann, V., Notthoff, N., Beyer, A.-K., Blawert, A., & Gabrian, M. (2020). The assessment of views on ageing: A review of self-report measures and innovative extensions. European Journal of Ageing. doi:10.1007/s10433-020-00556-9

Kornadt, A. E., Kessler, E.-M., Wurm, S., Bowen, C. E., Gabrian, M., Klusmann, V. (2019). Views on Ageing: A Lifespan Perspective. European Journal of Ageing. doi: 10.1007/s10433-019-00535-9


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