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Eating: Biological, Psychological and Social Perspectives - PSYC401

This unit is subject to a quota. Limited places are available. Please refer to the Faculty for further information

The aim of this unit is to develop students' understanding of key issues in research on the biological, psychological and social aspects of eating. Each seminar will consider a currently interesting or contentious scientific and social debate, including: How far should the state intervene to prevent obesity? Are certain foods addictive? Who controls what we eat? Can diet damage the brain? Each seminar will involve preparatory reading, a review of the available scientific evidence, and a willingness to consider multiple perspectives on major social (eg, the 'Nanny' state) and scientific (eg, do we have 'free will'?) problems.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

TBD - Not offered in the current year; next offering is to be determined

Staff Contact(s): Professor Dick Stevenson



PSY490 or PSY495

NCCW(s): PSYC701
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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