PSYC 123 - Lecture 5 - Biology, Nutrition and Health III: The Psychology of Taste and Addiction

Lecture 5 - Biology, Nutrition and Health III: The Psychology of Taste and Addiction

Overview

This lecture addresses the complicated relationship between biology and eating. Professor Brownell explores the physiology of taste and eating. Many parts of the body are affected when people eat food, and many biological factors affect what people choose to eat, how much they eat, and the way they regulate their body weight. The experimental methods used to assess how body weight is affected by genes are also reviewed.

 

Assignment

Beckman, "A Matter of Taste: Are You a Supertaster?"

Gearhardt, "Food and Addiction. Evidence from Emerging Science."

Kluger, "The Science of Appetite."

Wardle, "Genetic and Environmental Determinants of Children's Food Preferences."

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