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4. Explanations for Obesity
About this Lecture
In this module, we think about explanations for obesity. We begin by discussing the definition of the disorder, its prevalence and its psychological and physical consequences. We then consider different explanations for obesity, including genetics, the role of the ‘obesogenic’ environment and behavioural factors.
In this course, Professor Jane Ogden (University of Surrey) discusses eating behaviour and its related problems. We begin by exploring why we eat what we eat, focussing on cognitive and developmental models of food preferences in module one and the Weight Concern Model in module two. We then think about eating disorders, exploring the causes of anorexia in module three and obesity in module four. Finally, modules five and six consider available treatments for these disorders.
After completing her PhD at the Institute of Psychology in London, Jane Ogden lectured first at Middlesex University and then at Guy's and St Thomas Medical Schools. She joined the University of Surrey in 2005 and carries out research in the areas of eating behaviour and obesity management, aspects of women's health, communication in the health care consultation and the experience of medical procedures.
Cite this Lecture
Ogden, J. (2019, September 27). Eating Behaviour – Related Problems - Explanations for Obesity [Video]. MASSOLIT. https://massolit.io/courses/eating-behaviour/explanations-for-obesity
Ogden, J. "Eating Behaviour – Related Problems – Explanations for Obesity." MASSOLIT, uploaded by MASSOLIT, 27 Sep 2019, https://massolit.io/courses/eating-behaviour/explanations-for-obesity