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Eating Behaviours – Influences on Eating Behaviour

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About this Course

About the Course

In this course, Dr Laura Renshaw-Vuillier (Bournemouth University) explores influences on eating behaviours. In the first lecture, we think about some biological and psychological explanations for the failure of dieting, as well as some suggestions for how to overcome these. In the second lecture, we think about whether role models and celebrity media exposure can be attributed to the prevalence of anorexia nervosa. Next, we review the methodology and results of Scott-Van Zeeland and colleagues’ 2014 paper, which explored specific genes which could be attributed to anorexia nervosa. In the fourth and final lecture, we review the methodology and results of Guardia and colleagues’ 2012 paper, which looked at the self-perception of physical body size in individuals with anorexia nervosa.

About the Lecturer

Dr Laura Renshaw Vuillier is a senior lecturer in the Department of Psychology at Bournemouth University. Dr Renshaw-Vuillier’s research interests surround the neural basis of emotion processing and regulation in eating disorders, as well as developing early interventions to help young people with gambling problems. Some of Dr Renshaw-Vuillier’s recent publications include 'The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on individuals with eating disorders: the role of emotion regulation and exploration of online treatment experiences' (2021) and 'Believing emotions are uncontrollable is linked to eating disorder psychopathology via suppression and reappraisal' (2021).