Event Title

The Role Of Food Consumption On Evaluations Of Older Adults

Location

SU 103

Start Date

19-4-2019 12:00 PM

Department

Psychology

Session

Session 2

Description

This study examined perceptions of older and younger individuals based on whether the individual consumed foods that were perceived to be consistent or inconsistent with their age group. Previous research has shown that individuals hold negative stereotypes of the older individuals (Snyder & Miene, 1994; Levy, 1996) and that the amount of food intake and the type of food affects impressions of an individual (Vartanian, 2015). For example, individuals who consume healthy foods are perceived as being more moral than individuals who consume unhealthy foods.

Comments

Amanda Dykema-Engblade and Lorilene Cuevas are the faculty sponsors for this project.

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Apr 19th, 12:00 PM

The Role Of Food Consumption On Evaluations Of Older Adults

SU 103

This study examined perceptions of older and younger individuals based on whether the individual consumed foods that were perceived to be consistent or inconsistent with their age group. Previous research has shown that individuals hold negative stereotypes of the older individuals (Snyder & Miene, 1994; Levy, 1996) and that the amount of food intake and the type of food affects impressions of an individual (Vartanian, 2015). For example, individuals who consume healthy foods are perceived as being more moral than individuals who consume unhealthy foods.