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Charles R. Legg and David Booth

Print publication date: 1994

Print ISBN-13: 9780198547877

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198547877.001.0001

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The learned nature of binge eating

(p.193) 8 The learned nature of binge eating

Anita Jansen

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the learned nature of binge eating disorder characterized by recurrent binge eating with marked stress regarding binge eating but without the characteristic compensatory features of bulimia nervosa. It describes two models of binge eating, the cognitive model and the model of learned anticipatory responses and discusses empirical data pertaining to each of the models. It also investigates how binge eating can be treated effectively.

Keywords:   binge eating, bulimia nervosa, cognitive model, learned anticipatory responses, eating disorder

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