Posted September 09, 2018 06:59:08How does onion oil change the way we think?
It changes the way people think, according to a new study from the University of Alberta.
The results are published in the journal Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science.
The researchers recruited 23 undergraduates and 20 older adults.
Each participant read a series of paragraphs about a variety of topics and was asked to rate each topic on a scale from 1 (strongly disagree) to 10 (strongest agree).
Participants rated the topics on a four-point scale: 0 = “not at all,” 1 = “very strongly,” 2 = “a lot,” and 3 = “strongly agree.”
Participants who read the articles about onion oil also rated the onion oil as more or less appropriate for their needs and moods.
Participants also rated each topic in terms of how it changed the way they think.
For example, a neutral article about “how much you should eat” might change how a person thinks about food if it tells them to eat less, while a positive article about health might increase their desire to exercise and exercise more.
Participant ratings also were influenced by how much they had read about onion oils.
For example, participants who had read the Onion Oil Health Study were more likely to report eating more and exercising more than participants who read a neutral Onion Oil article.
Participation was also influenced by the subjects’ age.
Participants who were in their mid-30s were more than twice as likely to say they would eat more and exercise if they had listened to the Onion Health Study than those who were younger.
This is not to say that participants who were exposed to the study articles were more positive about the onion oils, however.
Participants in their 20s and 30s who had also read the study about onion and garlic oils were more skeptical about the health benefits of onion oils than those in their 30s.
This article is part of a new series that investigates how our beliefs about food and health can affect how we eat and interact with others.
Read more about psychology, health, and aging.
This post was originally published on September 09.2017.