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Friday, February 9 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Hangry: A James-Lange Explication of Physiological Responses

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Title: Hangry: A James-Lange Explication of Physiological Responses
Author:Logan Ashworth
Mentor: Grant Corser
Affiliation: Southern Utah University
Poster Presentation
The millennial-born term, “hangry,” is the state of anger due to hunger. Similarly, James (1884) wrote that an emotion arises from physiological reactions. My study aims to 1) find evidence to support the phenomenon hangry and 2) add weight to the James-Lange re-investigation. To complete this, 64 PSY 1010 students from Southern Utah University were randomly assigned to either a fasting or satiated condition. After informed consent, participants were given the Brief Mood Introspection Scale and had their blood glucose recorded. Following, a stress interview was conducted to induce anger. Following induction, the participants were given the State Trait Anger Expression Inventory (STAXI-2; Spielberger, 1988) and the second glucose reading was performed. Results show support against the hangry phenomenon. Participants who were satiated expressed significantly more anger than those in the hungry condition. Interestingly, the satiated condition also exhibited a significant increase in blood glucose from the first recording to the second. The implications are discussed.


Grant Corser

Southern Utah University


Friday February 9, 2018 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Great Hall Conference Center

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