Assigned 40 overweight female Ss to 1 of 8 treatment combinations in a 2 * 2 * 2 matrix. The use of positive coverants produced significantly (p < .005) more weight loss than negative coverants. No differences were found between those Ss employing highly probable eating and noneating behaviors. Group counseling enabled a larger percentage of Ss to lose at least 1 lb/wk than did individual intervention followed by self-management. It is suggested that L. E. Homme's paradigm should be shortened to 3 steps when applied to the problem of weight loss since certain treatment combinations were nearly 100% effective. (15 ref) (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).
- coverant control paradigm &
- group counseling, weight loss, obese females
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Clinical Psychology
- Psychiatry and Mental health