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PSYC 123: The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food

PSYC 123: The Psychology, Biology and Politics of Food is offered online.

Topics: General Health, Medicine, Nutrition, Public Health, Psychology

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This course encompasses the study of eating as it affects the health and well-being of every human. Topics include taste preferences, food aversions, the regulation of hunger and satiety, food as comfort and friendship, eating as social ritual, and social norms of blame for food problems. The politics of food discusses issues such as sustainable agriculture, organic farming, genetically modified foods, nutrition policy, and the influence of food and agriculture industries. Also examined are problems such as malnutrition, eating disorders, and the global obesity epidemic; the impact of food advertising aimed at children; poverty and food; and how each individual's eating is affected by the modern environment.

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  • Size: Massive Open Online Course
  • Instructor: Kelly D. Brownell
  • Institution: Open Yale Courses
  • Topics: General Health, Medicine, Nutrition, Public Health, Psychology

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About Open Yale Courses: Open Yale Courses (OYC) provides lectures and other materials from selected Yale College courses to the public free of charge via the Internet. The courses span the full range of liberal arts disciplines, including humanities, social sciences, and physical and biological sciences.

Open Yale Courses Offers Courses In: Health, Social Science

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