Is Your Eating Behavior Influenced by Others?

Dr. Karen Cooper explains how people tend to mimic each other's eating patterns.
1:05 | 02/01/12

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-- -- you know a lot of studies have been done to see how what type. Eating behaviors and we can't happen and do we follow our companions and -- -- shown to be true yes we are. Doing some socially acceptable. Behaviors that are following norms and want to be accepted -- -- be approved. And so generally if you're out eating with someone or you're drinking with someone you -- tend to follow. The drinking pattern are eating pattern of the -- per -- I think this is really. Highlighted. When some line. It's overweight or obese is eating living in normal weight person and wants to follow that eating pattern -- the normal weight person. So that their behaviors to not seen. Norm -- Same -- sometimes and -- someone who's entering car. I think the overall. Influence here really used the social norms but I do believe that we have unconscious and Holtz has also. Two to do things -- ends in synchronicity. And so that may also be influencing what happens when eating to get --

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