Research group: Eating Behavior Laboratory
- 2014-2017: Bachelor – Psychology, University of Groningen
- 2017-2019: Research Master – Neuroscience, University of Groningen
2019-present: Doctoral student at Salzburg University
Habitual behaviours such as eating are often guided by implicit processes instead of deliberate intentions. As such, implicit processes may explain unhealthy eating behaviors and their modification could help to counteract overweight-related health problems. During my Ph.D., I am specifically focussing on the reliable assessment of so-called approach bias to food, what cognitive and neural mechanisms mediate them and how they relate to everyday eating behavior. The final aim is to develop a reaction time based training to reduce approach bias to food.
Kahveci, S., van Alebeek, H., Berking, M., & Blechert, J. (2021). Touchscreen-based assessment of food approach biases: Investigating reliability and item-specific preferences. Appetite, 163, 105190. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.appet.2021.105190