Validation of the Food-Linked Virtual Response task.
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This research validates a computerized dietary selection task (Food-Linked Virtual Response or FLVR) for use in studies of food consumption. In two studies, FLVR task responses were compared with measures of health consciousness, mood, body mass index, personality, cognitive restraint toward food, and actual food selections from a buffet table. The FLVR task was associated with variables which typically predict healthy decision-making and was unrelated to mood or body mass index. Furthermore, the FLVR task predicted participants' unhealthy selections from the buffet, but not overall amount of food. The FLVR task is an inexpensive, valid, and easily administered option for assessing momentary dietary decisions.
Published Version (Please cite this version)10.1177/1359105315595452
Publication InfoKort, D; Pascoe, Elizabeth A; & Richman, Laura Smart (2015). Validation of the Food-Linked Virtual Response task. J Health Psychol. 10.1177/1359105315595452. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10161/11795.
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Associate Professor in Population Health Sciences
Dr. Richman's research broadly focuses on understanding factors that contribute to health disparities for disadvantaged groups. Some research areas include the role of social status, gentrification, and social network characteristics on health behaviors and outcomes. Click here for .pdf links to my publicationsAreas of expertise: Health