Glassware design and drinking behaviours: a review of impact and mechanisms using a new typology of drinking behaviours.
Health psychology review
Taylor & Francis
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Langfield, T., Pechey, R., Pilling, M., & Marteau, T. (2020). Glassware design and drinking behaviours: a review of impact and mechanisms using a new typology of drinking behaviours.. Health psychology review, 1-65. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2020.1842230
Much of the global burden of disease is attributable to unhealthy behaviour, including excessive consumption of alcohol and sugar-sweetened beverages. Developing effective methods to change these drinking behaviours could inform policies to improve population health. In line with an increasing interest in environmental-level interventions – i.e. changing the environment in which a behaviour occurs in order to change the behaviour of interest – this review first describes the existing evidence of the impact of glassware design (including capacity and shape) on drinking behaviours (e.g. at the ‘micro’ level – including sip size, as well as at the macro level – including amount consumed). The roles of two sets of possible underlying mechanisms – perception and affordance – are also explored. Finally, this review sets out a provisional typology of drinking behaviours to enable more systematic approaches to the study of these behaviours. While there is a paucity of evidence – in particular on measures of consumption – this growing evidence base suggests promising targets for novel interventions involving glassware design to reduce the consumption of drinks that harm health.
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2020.1842230
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