Thin Ink - no time for a full ración this week
But feeling vindicated about 'hanger'
After 13 online meetings and presentations in three days and more flying pains, I’m taking a much-needed break this week. I can’t complain too much though, I got to hug family members I haven’t seen for a year.
I had wanted to dig deep into The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World 2022, the annual flagship report on chronic hunger, but just didn’t have the bandwidth. I hope to do that next week.
So instead I’m sharing research that found being hangry to be a real thing. I knew it! So did my husband…
Here’s what the researchers said, led by Viren Swami, a social psychologist at Anglia Ruskin University.
“Sixty-four participants from Central Europe completed a 21-day experience sampling phase in which they reported their hunger, anger, irritability, pleasure, and arousal at five time-points each day.”
“Results indicated that greater levels of self-reported hunger were associated with greater feelings of anger and irritability, and with lower pleasure. These findings remained significant after accounting for participant sex, age, body mass index, dietary behaviours, and trait anger.”
If you don’t want to read the full reserach paper, check out these articles in The New Scientist and The Guardian.
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As a constantly hangry person, I have always known this could not be a crazy trait reserved for just me. 😂😂😂😂 This is very useful research. Thanks for sharing.