Psychology of FoodSemester Course

Program
Psychology
Week-Long Study Tour
Paris
Core Course Week Study Tour
Sweden
Major Discipline(s)
Food Studies, Psychology
New Course Note
This course starts in Fall 2020.
Type
Core Course
Available
Fall/Spring semester
Credit(s)
3

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.

Related Discipline(s)

This course would also be of interest to the following discipline(s):
Philosophy, Sociology