As per new research, if an individual is going to prefer dessert first, then the high-calorie alternative might lead to eating healthier food unless there is a lot in mind. This new research was published in the APA (American Psychological Association). Scientists kept a healthy or less healthy dessert (like fresh fruit versus lemon cheesecake) at the starting or ending of a university cafeteria line. When the diners choose the cheesecake first, they then picked a lower-calorie side or main dishes and eventually consumed fewer calories compared to diners who picked the fresh fruit first. These conditions were not seen when whichever dessert was kept at the end of the food line.
Martin Reimann—Assistant Professor of Marketing at the UA (University of Arizona) and the lead study authors—stated, “We think diners who picked the indulgent dessert first then choose a healthier side and main dishes to compensate for their high-calorie dessert.” He further added that diners who choose the healthier dessert might have thought they by now had done a good act for their bodies so they now deserve higher-calorie meal farther down the cafeteria line. The first trial was performed in the cafeteria of the EGADE Business School in Monterrey, Mexico. Three extra online experiments that imitated a food delivery website had the same findings, excluding when contributors were distracted as they had a lot on their mind.
Lately, the APA was in news for stating that kids prefer friends who converse as they do. Children tend to choose to be friends with other kids who talk with the local, same accent as they have, albeit they develop in a different community and are frequently exposed to a range of accents, as per to research. Melissa Paquette-Smith—from the UCLA (University of California, Los Angeles)—stated, “It is general knowledge that adults instinctively discriminate against others on the basis of how they speak, but we aimed to find how, when, and why these biases grow.”