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Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Effect of College Student's Perceptions of the Relationship between Sugar and Hyperactivity
by Fischer, Emily, M.S., Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, 2019, 37; 13859539
Abstract (Summary)

A highly widespread belief in American culture is that the consumption of sugar causes hyperactivity. Numerous studies have found this to be false. Nevertheless, the myth that sugar causes hyperactivity persists. This study explores the perceptions about sugar and hyperactivity held by college students. Participants will be split into two groups. Both groups will watch a video of two children playing actively. One group will be told that the children just consumed sugar cookies, and another group will be told that the children just consumed carrot sticks. Each group will rate the children’s hyperactivity on a Likert scale. Each group will also rate the severity of the children’s ADHD-like behavior using the ADHD Rating Scale-5 (DuPaul, Power, Anastopolous, & Reid, 2016). It is hypothesized that the participants in the sugar cookie group will rate the children as significantly more hyperactive than participants in the carrot stick group.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Hupp, Stephen
Commitee: Everett, Gregory, Jewell, Jeremy
School: Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- Illinois
Source: MAI 58/06M(E), Masters Abstracts International
Subjects: Nutrition, Clinical psychology, Cognitive psychology
Publication Number: 13859539
ISBN: 978-1-392-25958-0
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