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Eating: Biological, Psychological and Social Perspectives - PSYC401

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:

2019 - Next offered in 2019

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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