Psychology of Eating
Full course description
Whether we eat, and how much we eat, is not just a mere consequence of the presence or absence of hunger and satiety hormones. Psychological processes too have powerful influences on eating behaviour. During this course, you will learn about a wide variety of these psychological influences. We will cover questions such as: Why do we like certain foods and dislike others? How does our social environment affect our eating behaviour? Why do we eat more from larger plates? How does our brain respond to the sight of tasty food? Why do some people overeat whereas others don’t? What are eating disorders?
- To provide insight into the various psychological influences on eating behaviour
- To provide insight into how the psychology of eating can be studied
- Critically analyzing in pairs a provided topic related to psychology of eating
Different articles and sources will be provided through KeyLinks, and are listed in the syllabus.