Psychology of Food: A Biopsychosocial PerspectiveSemester Course

Major Discipline(s)
Psychology, Sociology
Elective Course
Fall/Spring semester

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.

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Hannaneh Yazdi

DIS Stockholm Semester Faculty

Ph.D. in Clinical Neuroscience, Karolinska Institutet Stockholm-Sweden, 2020-2024 M.Sc. in Project Management, Northumbria University, Newcastle-United Kingdom, 2012 - 2013 M.Sc. in International Project Management, Chalmers University Gothenburg-Sweden, 2011 - 2013 B.Sc. in Industrial Engineering, Azad University, Tehran-Iran, 2005 - 2010 , PhD Candidate in Clinical Neuroscience / Karolinska Institutet / Stockholm, Sweden / July 2020 – Present Various positions in Research and Development ( Program Office Manager, Portfolio Office Manager, Strategy Analyst, and Clinical Neuroscience Researcher-Industrial PhD Candidate) / Volvo Cars / Gothenburg, Sweden / March 2015– March 2023 Guest Lecturer & Examiner in Project Psychology for International Project Management Master's Program / Chalmers University of Technology/ Gothenburg, Sweden / Sep 2017 – Dec 2017 Experienced in organizational culture and team development: Leader of Human Leaders Community / Volvo Cars / Gothenburg, Sweden / Aug 2021 – Dec 2022 Diversity & Inclusion Champion (initiator of cognitive diversity inside the organization) / Volvo Cars / Gothenburg, Sweden / Jan 2018 – Mar 2019 TEDxKI speaker (Taking a Spiral journey to Authentic Diversity) / Stockholm, Sweden / March 2022. With DIS since 2023.