Expectation, fantasy, and weight loss: Is the impact of positive thinking always positive? - Cognitive Therapy and Research thumbnail
Expectation, fantasy, and weight loss: Is the impact of positive thinking always positive? - Cognitive Therapy and Research
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Optimistic expectations but negative fantasies favored weight loss. Subjects who displayed pessimistic expectations combined with positive fantasies had the poorest treatment outcome. Finally, expectation but not fantasy predicted program attendance.
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  • Optimistic expectations but negative fantasies favored weight loss. Subjects who displayed pessimistic expectations combined with positive fantasies had the poorest treatment outcome. Finally, expectation but not fantasy predicted program attendance.

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