In the Department for Clinical Psychology and Health Psychology we are investigating why people have eating habits that do not contribute to good health. Therefore we study whether food cravings, stress- and emotion related eating, self-reward driven eating or strict dietary restraint  are contributing to unhealthy eating and overeating. We study healthy individuals but also individuals affected by overweight, obesity or eating disorders. For better-understanding of these reasons for unhealthy eating, we combine laboratory-based methods (eye tracking, psychophysiology, EEG, functional neuroimaging) with naturalistic methods (ecological momentary assessment by using smartphone-based momentary questions).
We also develop interventions that support healthy eating, particularly smartphone-delivered interventions in every-day life (i.e., ‘ecological momentary interventions’ or ‘just-in-time adaptive interventions’).
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