Psychology of FoodSummer Course

Summer Study Tour
Major Discipline(s)
Psychology, Food Studies
Location: Stockholm
Session 2

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 with food. Food’s historical and current meaning are considered; from Social Media food pornographers and ethically-inspired vegans to the paradox of growing obesity amidst malnourishment and eating disorders. Food can be used as means of social connectedness, be a mechanism of exclusion, or a theme in mental illnesses. Food is indeed psychology.