Factors Contributing For Food Choices

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Factors Contributing to Food Choices
Anshrea Crosby
David Whyte
Shannon Frost
Professor Robert T. Haines
Experimental Psychology 320.002
May 4, 2015

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine which factors cause people to choose the food that they eat the most. We hypothesized that the reason people eat certain foods is due to a number of different reasons. The factors explored in this study were time, quickness, cost, taste, environmental factors, and convenience. The data for this study was collected by administering surveys to college students in two experimental psychology classes. Each student was given an informed consent form and survey to complete and turn back in to the researcher. The results of the study was that people made their food choices based mainly on cost and convenience. The findings from this study could be useful in determining food choices and also can allow someone to access what the eat in pursuit of trying to eat healthier.

Why do young adults, specifically college students, choose certain foods over others? Students eating habits are influenced by several different variables. The surrounding area you live in affects the food you eat on a daily basis. Most students are not aware that their eating habits now will affect them later on in life. At this stage in their life, bad eating habits will contribute to the development of risk factors for diseases and other health problems in adulthood. Food choices can be…
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