Psychology of Eating and Drinking / Edition 3

Psychology of Eating and Drinking / Edition 3

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by Alexandra W. Logue
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0415950090

ISBN-13: 2900415950090

Pub. Date: 09/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

In her overview of eating and drinking research, Logue (formerly psychology, SUNY Stony Brook) introduces her readers to the application of scientific methods to the study of behavior. She explores genetic influences on consumption, cultural differences in cuisine as well as eating and drinking disorders. Despite her emphasis on scientific method, Logue writes for a

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In her overview of eating and drinking research, Logue (formerly psychology, SUNY Stony Brook) introduces her readers to the application of scientific methods to the study of behavior. She explores genetic influences on consumption, cultural differences in cuisine as well as eating and drinking disorders. Despite her emphasis on scientific method, Logue writes for a general reader, whom she addresses directly. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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ISBN-13:
2900415950090
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/01/2004
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
376

Table of Contents

Prefaceix
Acknowledgmentsxiii
Chapter 1Introductions: The Essential Nutrients of the Psychology of Eating and Drinking1
Chapter 2Down the Hatch: Hunger and Satiety11
Chapter 3"You Never Miss the Water Till the Well Runs Dry": Thirst33
Chapter 4The Nose Knows (and So Does the Tongue)45
Chapter 5Genes Rule--Or Do They?63
Chapter 6One Person's Meat Is Another Person's Poison: The Effects of Experience on Food Preferences87
Chapter 7This or That: Choosing What We Eat and Drink111
Chapter 8You Are What You Eat and Drink127
Chapter 9"Hunger Talks a Most Persuasive Language": Anorexia and Bulimia147
Chapter 10The Battle With the Bulge: Overeating and Obesity171
Chapter 11Drinking Your Life Away: Alcohol Use and Abuse199
Chapter 12How Sweet It Is: Type 2 Diabetes225
Chapter 13Strictly About Females237
Chapter 14When and Why Smoking Affects Your Weight255
Chapter 15We Do Not Live by Bread Alone: Cuisine, Beer, and Wine265
References285
Author Index345
Subject Index349

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The Psychology of Eating and Drinking 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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An enjoyable read... Written in a surprisingly personal stlye, this book provided me with a fun and interesting tour of the science behind the way we approach, consume, and are influenced by our food and drink. I was very drawn to the way the author consistently personalized the topics she addressed, ranging from food preferences, to social drinking, weight loss, etc. Despite the fact that it's packed with hard science, and tackles the issues of diet and nutrition from an unusual perspective, the book manages to inform and entertain without lecturing to its readers. I recommend it highly to anyone looking for a reference on diet and psychology, or simply a good book.