Sadness and Its Effect on Food Preferences

According to existing research, negative emotions influence people's consumption of various macronutrients, especially refined carbohydrates in the form of sugar (Lefebvre, et. al., 2019). This study aims to examine the relationship between sadness and food preferences. An experimental study is being conducted at Westfield State University, Westfield, during the academic year 2021. A survey will be administered to all Westfield State University students who will be separated into 2 groups; Group A, which will be shown a sad video and Group B who will be shown a neutral video. Both groups will then be asked to pick which food shown that they would rather consume in that moment.