Psychology of Food: A Biopsychosocial PerspectiveSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Psychology, Sociology
Type
Elective Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

Are you really what you eat, and if so, what does that mean? Food carries historical and cultural meanings: from SoMe food pornographers and ethically-inspired vegans to the public health challenges of toxic food environments, diet culture, and malnourishment, we all have a relationship to food that surpasses mere physiology. This course will explore the psychological, neurocognitive, and sociocultural aspects of our relationship with food to better understand its meaning in our everyday lives.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Neuroscience

Faculty

Hannaneh Yazdi

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Hannaneh brings together a multidisciplinary background encompassing the domains of human behavior, management, and engineering. She currently pursues a Ph.D. in Psychology and Affective Clinical Neuroscience at the Karolinska Institutet, primarily focusing on unraveling the mechanisms and triggers of frustration in human behavior. Additionally, she holds a dual master's degree in project management from Sweden and the United Kingdom, together with an educational background in Industrial Engineering. With over eight years of experience within Volvo Cars, Hannaneh has held various roles within the Research and Development organization. Besides, she has been an advocate for cognitive diversity as a Diversity and Inclusion champion during her career life. She had a TEDxKI speech, where she shared insights on authenticity and diversity, adding a distinctive dimension to her professional journey. Since the spring of 2023, Hannaneh has been an integral member of the DIS faculty, contributing as a lecturer in the Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience Program throughout the semester and summer.