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Social influences on Obesity ndividual, micro or macro? How can social psychology help  nderstand the obesity epidemic in  America?
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23.9 million children in America are overweight or  obese 20 years or older, 154.7 million are overweight  78.4 million are obese  Statistics
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“Behavior doesn’t change as quick as attitudes,”  Mr. Hirschhorn said. “It’s easy to put things on a  menu and check off the box, but the reality is that  nobody buys them.”
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Article 1: Looked at perceptual-cues vs. social influence Schachtners model: Over responsiveness to  salient, attractive food cues is what makes an  external individual an obese, external individual External: easily influenced by outside effects Individual
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Study 1: a) Participants were asked if they wanted dessert b) an explanation and description of the dessert was given  to the participants *results: overweight were more compliant and ordered more  desserts then normal weight -no one was compliant with nasty waiter -overweight were more compliant with experimenter as  well  Individual
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Study 2: a) Control- only given the menu b) Visual cues- actual dessert  c) Social influence- dessert was suggested by the waiter d) Mixed- a dessert was suggested as a different dessert 
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