Biopsychosocial aspects of nourishment in health psychology and personality psychology

Published: 23 February 2020| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/wkxvrmxx6b.1
Tibor Kökény


The paper presents a special segment of Hungarian nutrition habits connected to psychological background. We aimed to describe the characteristics of the types of nourishment among subjects and group them into distinctive categories. According to the basic concept that was used to create the inquiry, the changes of different types of nourishment are led by different motives. Our concept was as well that there is a connection between the inheritance of transgenerational traumas of the family and the choices in nutrition of those family members wishing to have a change from pathologic functions after the trauma. The results suggested creating 3 groups containing 95% of the participants – vegetarians, essentially-vegetarians, and not vegetarians. There were a 5% of the participants who were not interested in nutrition and health. There are 3 types of origins or motivations in nutrition health focus, ethical consideration, and social influences. Conclusions. According to the results, the main aspects of nutrition are not only limited to health, but can also be a solution to life-style changes alongside family tradition and contribute to the management of transgenerational issues.


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The data was collected from a questionnaire containing 49 items with its 5 main themes. To sort out the relevant parameters the Information Values were taken into consideration using SAS Enterprise Miner software.