Biological and Psychosocial Processes in the Development of Children’s Appetitive Traits: Insights from Developmental Theory and Research

dc.contributor.author Russell, Catherine G
dc.contributor.author Russell, Alan
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-20T06:19:07Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-20T06:19:07Z
dc.date.issued 2018-05-29
dc.description This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en_US
dc.description.abstract There has been increasing concern expressed about children’s food intakes and dietary patterns. These are closely linked to children’s appetitive traits (such as disinhibited eating and food fussiness/neophobia). Research has examined both biological and psychosocial correlates or predictors of these traits. There has been less focus on possible processes or mechanisms associated with children’s development of these traits and research that links biological and psychosocial factors. There is an absence of research that links biological and psychosocial factors. In the present article, we outline a model intended to facilitate theory and research on the development of appetitive traits. It is based on scholarship from developmental theory and research and incorporates biological factors such as genetic predispositions and temperament as well as psychosocial factors in terms of parent cognitions, feeding styles and feeding practices. Particular attention is directed to aspects such as emotional eating and feeding, self-regulation of energy intake, and non-shared family environments. We highlight the opportunity for longitudinal research that examines bidirectional, transactional and cascade processes and uses a developmental framework. The model provides a basis for connecting the biological foundations of appetitive traits to system-level analysis in the family. Knowledge generated through the application of the model should lead to more effective prevention and intervention initiatives. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Russell, C.G. & Russell, A., (2018). Biological and Psychosocial Processes in the Development of Children’s Appetitive Traits: Insights from Developmental Theory and Research. Nutrients, 10:692. en_US
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/nu10060692 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2072-6643
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/38309
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher MDPI en_US
dc.rights © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY) license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/). en_US
dc.rights.holder © 2018 by the authors. Licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. en_US
dc.rights.license CC-BY
dc.subject pediatric obesity en_US
dc.subject food neophobia en_US
dc.subject appetitive traits en_US
dc.subject biological factors en_US
dc.subject temperament en_US
dc.subject parenting en_US
dc.subject child en_US
dc.subject transactional processes en_US
dc.subject bidirectional processes en_US
dc.subject psychosocial processes en_US
dc.title Biological and Psychosocial Processes in the Development of Children’s Appetitive Traits: Insights from Developmental Theory and Research en_US
dc.type Article en
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