M R Lowe

Summary

Affiliation: Drexel University
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Eating motives and the controversy over dieting: eating less than needed versus less than wanted
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Mail Stop 626, 245 North Fifteenth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Obes Res 13:797-806. 2005
  2. ncbi request reprint Restrictive dieting vs. "undieting" effects on eating regulation in obese clinic attenders
    M R Lowe
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Addict Behav 26:253-66. 2001
  3. doi request reprint The Power of Food Scale. A new measure of the psychological influence of the food environment
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Appetite 53:114-8. 2009
  4. ncbi request reprint Dieting: really harmful, merely ineffective or actually helpful?
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Mail Stop 626, Drexel University, 245 N 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Br J Nutr 92:S19-22. 2004
  5. ncbi request reprint Stress-induced eating in restrained eaters may not be caused by stress or restraint
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Mail Stop 626, 245 N 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Appetite 46:16-21. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Weight suppression predicts weight gain during inpatient treatment of bulimia nervosa
    Michael R Lowe
    Drexel University, USA
    Physiol Behav 87:487-92. 2006
  7. doi request reprint Neural correlates of individual differences related to appetite
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Physiol Behav 97:561-71. 2009
  8. ncbi request reprint Multiple types of dieting prospectively predict weight gain during the freshman year of college
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Mail Stop 626, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Appetite 47:83-90. 2006
  9. doi request reprint The effect of training in reduced energy density eating and food self-monitoring accuracy on weight loss maintenance
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2016-23. 2008
  10. ncbi request reprint Hedonic hunger: a new dimension of appetite?
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Physiol Behav 91:432-9. 2007

Detail Information

Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Eating motives and the controversy over dieting: eating less than needed versus less than wanted
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Mail Stop 626, 245 North Fifteenth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Obes Res 13:797-806. 2005
    ..In summary, the motivation to eat more than one needs appears to be every bit as real, and perhaps every bit as powerful, as the motivation to eat when energy deprived...
  2. ncbi request reprint Restrictive dieting vs. "undieting" effects on eating regulation in obese clinic attenders
    M R Lowe
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Addict Behav 26:253-66. 2001
    ..Implications of these findings for restraint theory, the three-factor model of dieting, and relapse in obesity treatment were discussed...
  3. doi request reprint The Power of Food Scale. A new measure of the psychological influence of the food environment
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Appetite 53:114-8. 2009
    ..The PFS may be useful as a measure of the hedonic impact of food environments replete with highly palatable foods...
  4. ncbi request reprint Dieting: really harmful, merely ineffective or actually helpful?
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Mail Stop 626, Drexel University, 245 N 15th St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Br J Nutr 92:S19-22. 2004
    ..In particular, we argue that judgements about the desirability of dieting should consider the likely consequences to particular individuals of engaging in, or not engaging in, dieting behaviour...
  5. ncbi request reprint Stress-induced eating in restrained eaters may not be caused by stress or restraint
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Mail Stop 626, 245 N 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Appetite 46:16-21. 2006
    ..g. scary movies, failure at a task) does not appear to be necessary to provoke overeating. An adequate explanation for stress-induced eating in restrained eaters remains elusive...
  6. ncbi request reprint Weight suppression predicts weight gain during inpatient treatment of bulimia nervosa
    Michael R Lowe
    Drexel University, USA
    Physiol Behav 87:487-92. 2006
    ..These findings suggest that weight suppression, independently of current dieting status, may produce psychobiological pressures toward weight gain and could complicate the treatment of bulimia nervosa...
  7. doi request reprint Neural correlates of individual differences related to appetite
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Physiol Behav 97:561-71. 2009
    ....
  8. ncbi request reprint Multiple types of dieting prospectively predict weight gain during the freshman year of college
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Mail Stop 626, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Appetite 47:83-90. 2006
    ..Overall the results indicate that specific subtypes of dieting predicts weight gain during the freshman year better than more global measures of restraint or overeating...
  9. doi request reprint The effect of training in reduced energy density eating and food self-monitoring accuracy on weight loss maintenance
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 16:2016-23. 2008
    ..Failure to maintain weight losses in lifestyle change programs continues to be a major problem and warrants investigation of innovative approaches to weight control...
  10. ncbi request reprint Hedonic hunger: a new dimension of appetite?
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Physiol Behav 91:432-9. 2007
    ..This measure, combined with environmental manipulations of food availability and palatability, may constitute a useful approach to studying hedonic hunger...
  11. ncbi request reprint What a difference a diet makes: towards an understanding of differences between restrained dieters and restrained nondieters
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Mail Stop 626, 245 N 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Eat Behav 5:199-208. 2004
    ..These findings are most consistent with the Three-Factor Model of Dieting, but also point to needed revisions both in this model and in traditional restraint theory...
  12. ncbi request reprint The relationship of weight suppression and dietary restraint to binge eating in bulimia nervosa
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, 245 North 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 40:640-4. 2007
    ..Recent research has raised important questions about the relationships between weight suppression (WS) (discrepancy between highest-ever and current weight), dietary restraint, and binge eating in bulimia nervosa (BN)...
  13. pmc An intervention study targeting energy and nutrient intake in worksite cafeterias
    Michael R Lowe
    Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, United States
    Eat Behav 11:144-51. 2010
    ..001). Providing nutrition labels and reducing the ED of selected foods was associated with improved dietary intake...
  14. ncbi request reprint Comparison of verbal and pictorial measures of hunger during fasting in normal weight and obese subjects
    M R Lowe
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 10102, USA
    Obes Res 8:566-74. 2000
    ..The present study compared normal weight and obese individuals on the pictorial measure and on more traditional verbal hunger measures during a 22-hour fast...
  15. ncbi request reprint Weight-loss maintenance 1, 2 and 5 years after successful completion of a weight-loss programme
    Michael R Lowe
    Drexel University, Department of Psychology, 245 N 15th Street, Mail Stop 626, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Br J Nutr 99:925-30. 2008
    ..However, these results provide further evidence that maintenance of weight loss in those who successfully lose weight in one commercial weight-loss programme is more feasible than data from clinical populations have suggested...
  16. ncbi request reprint Weight-loss maintenance in overweight individuals one to five years following successful completion of a commercial weight loss program
    M R Lowe
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA
    Int J Obes Relat Metab Disord 25:325-31. 2001
    ..To determine weight loss maintenance among participants in a commercial weight loss program (Weight Watchers) who had reached their goal weights 1-5 y previously...
  17. pmc Evaluating the real-world effectiveness of cognitive-behavior therapy efficacy research on eating disorders: a case study from a community-based clinical setting
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, 245 N 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 44:9-18. 2011
    ....
  18. ncbi request reprint Self-regulation of energy intake in the prevention and treatment of obesity: is it feasible?
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA
    Obes Res 11:44S-59S. 2003
    ..Concerted efforts to change the availability and nature of foods at both the individual and population level may hold considerable promise for the treatment and prevention of obesity...
  19. ncbi request reprint Dieting: false hope or falsely accused?
    Michael R Lowe
    Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Am Psychol 58:819-20; authors' reply 823-4. 2003
  20. doi request reprint Weight suppression predicts time to remission from bulimia nervosa
    Michael R Lowe
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 79:772-6. 2011
    ....
  21. ncbi request reprint An initial evaluation of a commercial weight loss program: short-term effects on weight, eating behavior, and mood
    M R Lowe
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    Obes Res 7:51-9. 1999
    ..This paper describes an initial, 4-week evaluation of a commercial weight loss program...
  22. doi request reprint A randomized trial examining differential meal replacement adherence in a weight loss maintenance program after one-year follow-up
    Rachel A Annunziato
    Fordham University, Department of Psychology, Bronx, NY 10458, USA
    Eat Behav 10:176-83. 2009
    ..Further research is necessary to determine if there are measures associated with successful MR use that can be detected at baseline and if MR adherence itself leads to changes in eating behavior...
  23. ncbi request reprint Restraint, dieting, and the continuum model of bulimia nervosa
    M R Lowe
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 105:508-17. 1996
    ..Overall, the results suggest that "normal" dieting is associated with psychological, but not consummatory, symptoms of bulimia...
  24. doi request reprint Brain activation in restrained and unrestrained eaters: an fMRI study
    Maria Coletta
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 118:598-609. 2009
    ..The authors propose that the counterintuitive findings from preload studies and the present study are due to the fact that REs are less hungry than UREs when fasted and find palatable food more appealing than UREs when fed...
  25. doi request reprint Perceived deprivation, restrained eating and susceptibility to weight gain
    Jessica Tuttman Markowitz
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, 245 North 15th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Appetite 51:720-2. 2008
    ..This relationship may have important implications for understanding the motivation underlying restrained eaters' aberrant eating behaviors and the nature of their susceptibility to weight gain...
  26. pmc The mind your health project: a randomized controlled trial of an innovative behavioral treatment for obesity
    E M Forman
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, 245 N 15th Street, MS 626, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 21:1119-26. 2013
    ..Recent research suggests that poor long-term weight-control outcomes are due to lapses in adherence to weight-control behaviors and that adherence might be improved by enhancing SBT with acceptance-based behavioral strategies...
  27. ncbi request reprint On the relation of dieting and bingeing in bulimia nervosa
    M R Lowe
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, Allegheny University of the Health Sciences, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102 1192, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 107:263-71. 1998
    ..These results raise new questions about the continuum model of bulimia and suggest that weight-loss dieting may not play as prominent a role in the maintenance of bulimia as it does in its initiation...
  28. doi request reprint Motivations for dieting: Drive for Thinness is different from Drive for Objective Thinness
    Yelena Chernyak
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 119:276-81. 2010
    ..We conclude that restrained eaters diet mostly to avoid weight gain, that individuals with bulimia nervosa diet to achieve thinness and avoid fatness, and that the drive for objective thinness is a unique feature of bulimia nervosa...
  29. pmc Asymmetric prefrontal cortex activation in relation to markers of overeating in obese humans
    Christopher N Ochner
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, 3141 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
    Appetite 53:44-9. 2009
    ..Further research to specify the precise role of prefrontal asymmetry in the motivation toward, and cessation of, feeding in obese individuals is encouraged...
  30. doi request reprint Does attrition during follow-up bias outcome data in studies of eating disorders?
    Amy M Neeren
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, 245 N 15th St, MS 626, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA
    Eat Behav 11:40-4. 2010
    ..Research on bulimia nervosa treatment based on responders to follow-up assessments may underestimate the amount of improvement that patients experience...
  31. ncbi request reprint Correlates of subjective and objective binge eating in binge-purge syndromes
    Irina Kerzhnerman
    Department of Clinical and Health Psychology, MCP Hahnemann University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 31:220-8. 2002
    ..e., feeling out of control while eating an appropriate amount of food) binge eating frequency and factor analytically derived measures of dieting and psychopathology...
  32. ncbi request reprint A comparison of acceptance- and control-based strategies for coping with food cravings: an analog study
    Evan M Forman
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:2372-86. 2007
    ..Results are discussed in terms of the implications for weight loss maintenance strategies...
  33. doi request reprint Reductions in internal disinhibition during weight loss predict better weight loss maintenance
    Meghan L Butryn
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
    Obesity (Silver Spring) 17:1101-3. 2009
    ..Long-term weight loss outcomes may be improved by spending sufficient treatment time teaching strategies for reducing eating in response to internal cues...
  34. ncbi request reprint Are dietary restraint scales valid measures of acute dietary restriction? Unobtrusive observational data suggest not
    Eric Stice
    Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA
    Psychol Assess 16:51-9. 2004
    ....
  35. pmc Self-reported changes in dietary calcium and energy intake predict weight regain following a weight loss diet in obese women
    Christopher N Ochner
    Drexel University, Department of Psychology, Philadelphia, PA 19102 1192, USA
    J Nutr 137:2324-8. 2007
    ..Our results encourage future research on the potential relationship between dietary calcium and weight loss maintenance and suggest that controlling for dietary calcium may increase the ability of energy intake to predict weight change...
  36. ncbi request reprint Continuity and discontinuity models of bulimia nervosa: a taxometric investigation
    D H Gleaves
    Department of Psychology, Texas A and M University, College Station 77842 4235, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 109:56-68. 2000
    ..With both taxometric methods and both mixed and nonclinical samples, results were consistently suggestive of a latent taxon for bulimia. These results challenge a dimensional model of bulimia nervosa...
  37. ncbi request reprint Weight suppression is a robust predictor of outcome in the cognitive-behavioral treatment of bulimia nervosa
    Meghan L Butryn
    Department of Psychology, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA 19102, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 115:62-7. 2006
    ..Relinquishing bulimic behaviors and adopting normal eating patterns may be most feasible for patients who are closest to their highest premorbid weights...
  38. ncbi request reprint A comparison of weight-control behaviors in African American and Caucasian women
    Rachel A Annunziato
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Ethn Dis 17:262-7. 2007
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint A comparison of weight control behaviors in African American and Caucasian women
    Rachel A Annunziato
    Ethn Dis 17:418-9. 2007
  40. ncbi request reprint Are dietary restraint scales valid measures of moderate- to long-term dietary restriction? Objective biological and behavioral data suggest not
    Eric Stice
    Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR 97403, USA
    Psychol Assess 19:449-58. 2007
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Taking action to lose weight: toward an understanding of individual differences
    Rachel A Annunziato
    Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, One Gustave L Levy Place, Box 1230, New York, NY 10029, USA
    Eat Behav 8:185-94. 2007
    ..Help-seeking for weight control in a community sample of overweight and obese individuals appears to be motivated by psychological aspects of obesity, rather than obesity's physical or medical burden...
  42. ncbi request reprint Comparing two measures of eating restraint in bulimic women treated with cognitive-behavioral therapy
    Debra L Safer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5722, USA
    Int J Eat Disord 36:83-8. 2004
    ....

Research Grants20

  1. A Cafeteria-Based Study of Weight Gain Prevention
    Michael Lowe; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..abstract_text> ..
  2. Adaptation of a CBT Intervention for Eating Disorders
    Michael Lowe; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  3. Prevention of Obesity at Universities:A Randomized Trial
    Michael Lowe; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ....
  4. Weight loss maintenance in primary care
    Michael Lowe; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..abstract_text> ..
  5. A Test of Nutritional Interventions to Enhance Weight Loss Maintenance
    Michael Lowe; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..The primary aim of this study is to test two nutritional programs that, when combined with standard behavioral treatment, might improve weight loss maintenance. ..
  6. A Test of Nutritional Interventions to Enhance Weight Loss Maintenance
    Michael R Lowe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..The primary aim of this study is to test two nutritional programs that, when combined with standard behavioral treatment, might improve weight loss maintenance. ..
  7. A NUTRITIONAL APPROACH TO WEIGHT LOSS MAINTENANCE
    Michael Lowe; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..Data will be collected at pretreatment, posttreatment, and at 6- and 18-month follow-ups. ..
  8. Prevention of Obesity at Universities:A Randomized Trial
    Michael R Lowe; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ....