Document Type

Student Research Paper


Spring 2021

Academic Department

Occupational Therapy

Faculty Advisor(s)

Dr. Kerri Hample


College is a time where students are required to nourish themselves independently. Weight loss and weight maintenance can be difficult for many, as students are more likely to turn to external methods to lose weight, which are not successful and sustainable long term. Students may be more likely to turn to external mechanisms to lose weight because the have poor interoception awareness, which is the ability to make meaning and sense of hunger and fullness cues. This study aims to discover if interoception awareness is a requirement for intuitive eating, which is an eating approach that uses the body as a guide to make food choices.


Honors Senior Thesis; OT 494 Undergraduate Research Scholarship; Scholarship and Creative Arts Day (SCAD)