Bibliography – InspireAngels

1. Vann, A., Strodl, E., & Anderson, E. (2013). Thinking about internal states, a qualitative investigation into metacognitions in women with eating disorders. Journal of Eating Disorders, 1(1).

Background: A research study evaluates women’s eating disorders through interviews with regards to helping the development of Metacognitive therapy for eating disorders. It focuses on the women interactions when they are being interview and their metacognitive beliefs along with the coping mechanism used by each individual.

How I Used It: The way I used this resource was by elaborating one of the coping methods the interviewers use that was effective for her in reducing food craving. It was use as an example and I quote the interview as well. A good chunk was helping towards defining what metacognition was contributing to my short arguments and research paper.

2. Martinez Serna, I., & Francisco Parra Azor , J. (2011, July). (C-189) active learning: Creating interactive crossword puzzles – UPCT. Retrieved April 4, 2023, from

Background: This study discuss the positive correlation of crossword puzzles have on students with learning and how it benefits their attitude and mood. An experiment was conduct to analyze crosswords on students when used as a learning tool.

How I Used It: This contribute in providing information of crossword puzzles and its benefit in altering the mood of a person to a more positive one.

3. Van Dillen, L. F., & Andrade, J. (2016). Derailing the Streetcar Named Desire. cognitive distractions reduce individual differences in cravings and unhealthy snacking in response to palatable food. Appetite, 96, 102–110.

Background: This journal article discuss how cognitive distractions can reduce individual differences in craving and unhealthy snacks. They demonstrate this by two studies that were conducted in this research study where they tested the cognitive basis of sensitivity to hedonic foods.

How I Used It: This study was able to provide evidences of the effect cognitive distractions can have on the person’s food craving especially ones that are sensitive to food. It also supply with some factors that drive their desire of food craving. The resources contribute a lot to research paper.

4. Thompson-Brenner, H., Eddy, K. T., Franko, D. L., Dorer, D. J., Vashchenko, M., Kass, A. E., & Herzog, D. B. (2008). A personality classification system for eating disorders: A longitudinal study. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 49(6), 551–560.

Background: This is study is based on eating disorders and the kinds of personality types that are associate with them. About 200 people participate to being interview collecting data on baseline functioning and longitudinal outcome. There were found to be 5 types of personality types associate with eating disorders.

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5. Hambrick, D. Z., Salthouse, T. A., & Meinz, E. J. (1999). Predictors of crossword puzzle proficiency and moderators of age–cognition relations. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 128(2), 131-164. doi:

Background: This research article, four studies were conducted with approximately 200 adults from ages 18 to 80 to examine the contributions of different factors that lead to the succession of crossword puzzles. Second goal was examine individuals of the relations between age and measure of both crystallized and fluid cognition with crossword puzzles.

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6. Spira, M. (1982). Obesity: Abandon dieting for behavioural techniques. Modern Medicine . Retrieved April 25, 2023, from

Background: This news article discusses the habits of overeating and bad eating habits in general and how to overcome those habits with behavioral techniques.

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7. Dunphy, S. M., & Whisenand, T. G. (2010). Accelerating Student Learning of Technology Terms: The Crossword Puzzle Exercise.

Background: This article from Indiana University of Northwest talks through the uses of crosswords puzzles as information systems for students and elaborate on the many skills crossword puzzles can provide for the individual.

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8. Fleishman, J. A. (1984). Personality Characteristics and Coping Patterns. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 25(2), 229–244.

Background: The study had investigate the behavioral patterns of individuals in stress and way they cope with stressful situations. It focuses mainly on the relationship of coping and general elements like self denial or self esteem have on the person.

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9. Puttevils, L., Vanderhasselt, M.-A., Horczak, P., & Vervaet, M. (2021). Differences in the use of emotion regulation strategies between anorexia and BULIMIA NERVOSA: A systematic review and meta-analysis. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 109, 152262.

Background: This study compares the emotional regulation strategies between patients with anorexia and bulimia whether they use maladaptive or adaptive ones.

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10. Andrade, J., Pears, S., May, J., & Kavanagh, D. J. (2012). Use of a clay modeling task to reduce chocolate craving. Appetite, 58(3), 955–963.

Background: A study was done to elaborate intrusive thoughts on craving and did two experiments for this study. In the first experiment when doing an activity like modeling clay, which help reduce the craving for chocolate for those individuals. In the second experiment compare the effects of craving of a more simple verbal task to clay modeling to see which was more effective.

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11. May, J., Kavanagh, D. J., & Andrade, J. (2015). The elaborated intrusion theory of desire: A 10-year retrospective and implications for addiction treatments. Addictive Behaviors, 44, 29–34.

Background: The study goes into depth about cravings and how it’s involved with intrusive thoughts and elaboration. It discusses mindful ways in which the individual can reduce their intrusive thoughts and lower their desires.

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12. Punia , K. (2020, August). Acute psychosocial stress in binge eating disorder – McMaster University. Retrieved April 25, 2023, from

Background: This research study goes further into analyzing the effects of stress on a measure of inhibitory control, this contributing to the loss of control individual with binge eating disorders can have. The participants were assigned to a control group with either no stress or stress situation that involve the control group to use crossword puzzles to help them relax. Results demonstrate that there was an increase of an anxiousness in the group with the stress situation and no crossword puzzle while in the control group that had crossword puzzles had a decrease of the high level anxiety.

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13. LeCroy, C. (2006). Games as an innovative teaching strategy for overactive bladder and BPH. Urologic Nursing, 26(5), 381-4, 393. Retrieved from

Background: This article provides advantages and disadvantages of games for students, patients and staff while also encouraging the use of adult learning principles. The researchers also discuss how games can be fun, creative but also aid i developing new skills like reinforcement.

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