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Record number 561249
Title Biting versus chewing: Eating style and social aggression in children
Author(s) Wansink, Brian; Zampollo, Francesca; Camps, Guido; Shimizu, Mitsuru
Source Eating Behaviors 15 (2014)2. - ISSN 1471-0153 - p. 311 - 313.
Department(s) Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2014
Keyword(s) Aggression - Eating behavior - Facial feedback hypothesis - Food choice

Does biting food lead to aggressive behavior? An experimental study is reported where children ages 6-10 (n = 12) were served chicken either on-the-bone or pre-cut in bite-size pieces. When children ate on-the-bone chicken, they exhibited more aggressive behavior than pre-cut, boneless chicken. For example, children were more likely to violate the counselor's instructions by leaving the eating area after eating on-the-bone chicken compared to kids who ate pre-cut chicken. These findings suggest a connection between how children eat and how they behave. This could have implications for developmental psychologists as well as for educators and parents.

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