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The Psychology of Eating


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Presentation by Dr. Toni Harris on the psychology of eating

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The Psychology of Eating

  1. 1. <ul><li>The Psychology of Eating </li></ul>
  2. 2. Organization of Presentation <ul><li>Review of the Literature </li></ul><ul><li>Factors Influencing Food Intake </li></ul><ul><li>Increasing Food Preferences </li></ul><ul><li>References </li></ul><ul><li>Contact Information </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview of literature <ul><li>Human and animal research </li></ul><ul><li>How much vs. what type </li></ul><ul><li>Eating disorders </li></ul><ul><li>Common thread between us and rats </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific literature differs from media information (sometimes) </li></ul>
  4. 4. Factors that Influence Food Intake
  5. 5. So, Now What?: Increasing Food Preferences <ul><li>Taste exposure </li></ul><ul><li>Flavor-flavor pairing </li></ul><ul><li>Flavor-nutrient </li></ul><ul><li>Eating when deprived </li></ul>
  6. 6. References <ul><li>Abramson, E. (1998). Emotional eating: What you need to know before starting another diet. San Francisco, CA: Josey Bass Publishers. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Capaldi, E. D. (ed) (1996). Why we eat what we eat. Washington D. C.: APA. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Logue, A. W. (1991). The Psychology of Eating and Drinking: An Introduction. 2 nd Ed. New York, NY: W. H. Freeman and Company. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Lowe, M. R., Bocarsly, M. E., Del Parigi, A. (2008). Human eating motivation in times of plenty: Biological, Environmental, and Psychosocial Influences. In Appetite and Food Intake: Behavioral and Physiological Considerations. Harris, R. B. & Mattes, R. D. (Ed.) Boca Rotan, FL: CRC Press. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  7. 7. Contact Information <ul><li>Toni Harris, Ph.D. </li></ul><ul><li>Department of Psychology [email_address] </li></ul>