Diet and Personality

The CNP Diet and Personality Research Category consolidates research exploring the interdependent relationship between dietary intake and personality. To view each original study on the open internet, click “Original.” To view the CNP summary of the study, click “CNP Summary.” While a small portion of the studies in this research category are available below for free, the full set of studies (and their summaries) are available to CNP members through the CNP Library Membership (available Fall 2021).

Does personality influence eating styles and food choices? Direct and indirect effects

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2019

What does our personality say about our dietary choices? Insights on the associations between dietary habits, primary emotional systems and the Dark Triad of personality

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2013

Personality and dietary intake - findings in the Helsinki birth cohort study

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2018

Pessimism, diet, and the ability to improve dietary habits: a three-year follow-up study among middle-aged and older Finnish men and women

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2014

Does personality affect dietary intake?

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2012

Personality traits and eating habits in a large sample of Estonians

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2020

Optimism is associated with diet quality, food group consumption and snacking behavior in a general population

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2019

Impulsivity is associated with food intake, snacking, and eating disorders in a general population

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2018

Food and nutrient intakes by temperament traits: findings in the Helsinki Birth Cohort Study

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2012

Adherence to the Mediterranean dietary pattern and personality in patients attending a primary health center

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2018

The Self-Efficacy Scale for adherence to the Mediterranean Diet (SESAMeD): A scale construction and validation

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2018

Personality and meat consumption: The importance of differentiating between type of meat

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2018

Vegetarianism, depression, and the five factor model of personality

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2019

According, against, and above dietary norms: a key to understanding the relationship between personality style and taste preferences

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2018

Examining the "Veggie" personality: Results from a representative German sample

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2017

Diet-induced impulsivity: Effects of a high-fat and a high-sugar diet on impulsive choice in rats (animal)

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2020

Individual differences in impulsivity and need for cognition as potential risk or resilience factors of diabetes self-management and glycemic control

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