New research finds hunger is associated with increased anger, irritability
New scientific research has discovered that feeling hungry really can make us "hangry", with emotions such as anger and irritability strongly linked with hunger. Published in the journal PLOS ONE, the study is the first to investigate how hunger affects people's emotions on a day-to-day level.
Hangry, a portmanteau of hungry and angry, is now used in everyday language but the phenomenon has not been widely explored by science outside of laboratory environments.
Swami V, Hochstöger S, Kargl E, Stieger S (2022) Hangry in the field: An experience sampling study on the impact of hunger on anger, irritability, and affect. PLoS ONE 17(7): e0269629. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0269629