Externality as a function of obesity in children: pervasive style or eating-specific attribute?

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The developmental sources of the link between stylistic externality and food-related externality found in the obese by Schacter and others were explored by testing whether the externality phenomena that have been found to differentiate obese and normal adults are also discriminators of obese and normal children. The results suggest that obese children as young as 7-12 years of age show an external responsiveness to salient food cues but not yet a generally external perceptual style. The implications of these findings for the development of obese externality are examined.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Costanzo, PR; Woody, EZ

Published Date

  • December 1979

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 12

Start / End Page

  • 2286 - 2296

PubMed ID

  • 529014

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1939-1315

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-3514

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037//0022-3514.37.12.2286


  • eng