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Research Article

Mimicry of Food Intake: The Dynamic Interplay between Eating Companions

  • Roel C. J. Hermans mail,

    r.hermans@bsi.ru.nl

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Psychopathology, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Psychopathology, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Kirsten E. Bevelander,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Psychopathology, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • C. Peter Herman,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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  • Junilla K. Larsen,

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Psychopathology, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Rutger C. M. E. Engels

    Affiliation: Department of Developmental Psychopathology, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

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  • Published: February 01, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031027

About the Authors

Roel C. J. Hermans, Anna Lichtwarck-Aschoff, Kirsten E. Bevelander, Junilla K. Larsen, Rutger C. M. E. Engels
Department of Developmental Psychopathology, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
C. Peter Herman
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: r.hermans@bsi.ru.nl

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RCJH JKL CPH RCME. Performed the experiments: RCJH. Analyzed the data: RCJH ALA. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ALA. Wrote the paper: RCJH ALA. Critical revision of manuscript: KEB JKL CPH RCME.