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Food Preferences

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Eating Behaviour – Related Problems

In this course, Professor Jane Ogden (University of Surrey) discusses eating behaviour and its related problems. In the first lecture, we explore why we eat what we eat, focusing on cognitive and developmental models of food preferences. In the second lecture, we think about the Weight Concern Model. In the third lecture, we think about eating disorders, exploring the causes of anorexia. Next, we think about the causes obesity. In the fifth lecture, we look at treatments for anorexia. In the sixth and final lecture, we think about treatments for obesity.

Food Preferences

In this lecture, we think about why we eat what we eat, focusing in particular on: (i) the suggestion that, while there is a biological basis to our food preferences, eating behaviour is also a psychological process; (ii) some of the different models that psychologists have developed to try and explain our eating behaviour; (iii) cognitive theories, which emphasise our beliefs and attitudes towards food; (iv) developmental theories, which focus on learning.

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Ogden, J. (2019, September 27). Eating Behaviour – Related Problems - Food Preferences [Video]. MASSOLIT.

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Ogden, J. "Eating Behaviour – Related Problems – Food Preferences." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 27 Sep 2019,

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Prof. Jane Ogden

Surrey University