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Ryan PatrickFollow

Document Type

Poster Presentation

Keywords

Hanger, tension, depression, confusion, anger, fatigue, vigor, total mood disturbance.

Biography

My name is Ryan Patrick, I am a senior psychology major here at Marshall and I will be attending graduate school in the upcoming fall semester. Throughout my academic career, I have achieved a 3.42 Marshall GPA, and 3.60 overall GPA in the department of psychology, I have also done three research projects, this being my second of the three. Currently, I am partaking in an undergraduate clinical practicum at the Marshall University Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry.

Major

Psychology

Advisor for this project

Dr. Christopher LeGrow

Start Date

20-4-2018 11:15 AM

End Date

20-4-2018 12:15 PM

Abstract

This study seeks to shine a light on the phenomenon known as “hanger.” The phenomenon suggests as an individual becomes hungry they will, in turn, become angry and also likely to be short tempered. In this study, we surveyed 41 individuals (11 males and 30 females), using the POMS questionnaire, we assess how situational hunger effects the following mood categories; tension, depression, confusion, anger, fatigue, vigor, and a general total mood disturbance. The questionnaire was done online, participants were asked to respond to the 65 question survey as accurately as possible to the way they would feel if a meal was 1 hour away, 15 minutes away, and as if they had just eaten, and 5 minutes had passed. The results collected were consistent with the proposed phenomenon as well as our proposed hypotheses. The results produced significant evidence indicating, when an individual feels hungry they will, in turn, be more likely to respond apathetically in situations compared to if they had just eaten.

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The Influence of Hunger on Perceived Mood

This study seeks to shine a light on the phenomenon known as “hanger.” The phenomenon suggests as an individual becomes hungry they will, in turn, become angry and also likely to be short tempered. In this study, we surveyed 41 individuals (11 males and 30 females), using the POMS questionnaire, we assess how situational hunger effects the following mood categories; tension, depression, confusion, anger, fatigue, vigor, and a general total mood disturbance. The questionnaire was done online, participants were asked to respond to the 65 question survey as accurately as possible to the way they would feel if a meal was 1 hour away, 15 minutes away, and as if they had just eaten, and 5 minutes had passed. The results collected were consistent with the proposed phenomenon as well as our proposed hypotheses. The results produced significant evidence indicating, when an individual feels hungry they will, in turn, be more likely to respond apathetically in situations compared to if they had just eaten.