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Appetite: The Psychology of Eating and Drinking - PSY352

The need to eat and drink is essential to the survival of all animals. This unit examines the psychology of these activities, with a primarily human slant. In particular, the unit covers the anatomy and physiology of the whole ingestive system; what starts and stops eating; why we like and prefer some foods over others; and the psychobiology of dieting, starvation, obesity, and anorexia/bulimia. The unit adopts a broad perspective, so that the impact of human food choice on health, the economy and the environment, are constantly kept in focus.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Professor Dick Stevenson

(PSY222 or PSY248) and PSY236 Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): PSY239, PSY346
Unit Designation(s):

Medical Sciences


Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Psychology

Faculty of Human Sciences

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