We all have a relationship to food and it is about much more than physiology. This course explores the neurological, psychological, cultural, and social aspects of our relationship to food and eating. We consider the historical and current meaning of food, exploring phenomena such as ethically inspired veganism and social media food pornography, through a psychological lens. We also examine the paradox between growing obesity on the one hand and eating disorders and malnourishment on the other. Food can be used as means of social connectedness, be a mechanism of exclusion, or a theme in mental illnesses. Food is indeed psychology.
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