Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02298
Title: To message or browse? Exploring the impact of phone use patterns on male adolescents' consumption of palatable snacks
Authors: Teo, E
Goh, D
Vijayakumar, K.M
Liu, J.C.J 
Issue Date: 2018
Citation: Teo, E, Goh, D, Vijayakumar, K.M, Liu, J.C.J (2018). To message or browse? Exploring the impact of phone use patterns on male adolescents' consumption of palatable snacks. Frontiers in Psychology 8 (JAN) : 2298. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02298
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
Abstract: Surveys of mobile phone usage suggest that adolescents habitually use their phones while eating. In this study, we explored whether the manner in which one uses a mobile phone - to engage in a social or non-social activity - can affect appetite regulation. Participants were fifty male adolescents randomly assigned to engage in one of the following phone-based activities: (1) sending and receiving messages (social activity), or (2) reading a neutral article (non-social activity). When given the opportunity to snack, participants in the messaging group consumed more snacks that those who read the article. Our findings correspond to a large literature emphasizing social influences on food intake, and suggest that phone use patterns may predispose an individual to overeating. © 2018 Teo, Goh, Vijayakumar and Liu.
Source Title: Frontiers in Psychology
URI: https://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/181224
ISSN: 16641078
DOI: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.02298
Rights: Attribution 4.0 International
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