Infants' preference for salt in food: its dependence upon recent dietary experience

Harris, Gillian and Booth, David A (1987) Infants' preference for salt in food: its dependence upon recent dietary experience. Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 5 (2). pp. 97-104. ISSN 0264-6838

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Abstract

Infants were tested at six and 12 months of age for their preference for salt in a familiar food. The relationship was examined between preference for the salted food and the infant's dietary experience of high-sodium foods in the week prior to testing. At both ages infants consumed more of the salted test food. At six months a positive correlation was found between preference for the salted test food. At six months a positive correlation was found between preference for the salted test food and the number of experiences of high-sodium foods prior to testing. However, at 12 months this relationship was affected by the order of presentation of the food samples and the infants' familiarity with the taste of the test food.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0180 Experimental psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0712 Developmental psychology Including infant psychology, child psychology, adolescence, adulthood
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP0001 General Including influence of the environment > QP0136 Appetite
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP0351 Neurophysiology and neuropsychology > QP0361 Nervous system > QP0431 Senses > QP0448 Special senses > QP0455 Chemical senses. Chemoreceptors
Q Science > QP Physiology > QP0351 Neurophysiology and neuropsychology > QP0431 Senses > QP0448 Special senses > QP0455 Chemical senses. Chemoreceptors
Depositing User: prof. David Booth
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2015 09:40
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2015 09:40
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/56550
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