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The Psychology of Eating and Drinking [NOOK Book]

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This insightful, thought-provoking, and engaging book explores the truth behind how and why we eat and drink what we do. Instead of promising easy answers to eliminating picky eating or weight loss, this book approaches controversial eating and drinking issues from a more useful perspective—explaining the facts to promote understanding of our bodies. The only book to provide an educated reader with a broad, scientific understanding of these topics, The Psychology of Eating and Drinking explores basic eating and ...

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Overview

This insightful, thought-provoking, and engaging book explores the truth behind how and why we eat and drink what we do. Instead of promising easy answers to eliminating picky eating or weight loss, this book approaches controversial eating and drinking issues from a more useful perspective—explaining the facts to promote understanding of our bodies. The only book to provide an educated reader with a broad, scientific understanding of these topics, The Psychology of Eating and Drinking explores basic eating and drinking processes, such as hunger and taste, as well as how these concepts influence complex topics such as eating disorders, alcohol use, and cuisine. This new edition is grounded in the most up-to-date advances in scientific research on eating and drinking behaviors and will be of interest to anyone.

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Editorial Reviews

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"The book is an authoritative view of very important research about the psychology of eating and drinking. It serves as a superb overview of scientific literature without hidden agendas. The author makes the material accessible to readers of all backgrounds by relating the research to her own experiences with food and drink. Everyone can benefit from reading this book." — Linda Bartoshuk, PhD, Bushnell Professor, Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Florida

"Alexandra Logue is masterful in distilling a mountain of work on eating and drinking into an engaging, coherent, and captivating picture of these essentials of human life." — Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, Dean, Sanford School of Public Policy, Professor of Public Policy, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Duke University

"Alexandra Logue’s now classic text is the place to begin exploring how our psychology—as distinct from genetics—influences human taste preferences, eating behavior, and food choices. Logue deals with the evidence available to help explain anorexia, obesity, alcoholism, and the near universal craving for chocolate. Does psychology matter in food choice? Here’s where to answer that question."—Marion Nestle, Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University; Co-author of Why Calories Count: From Science to Politics

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781136785306
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 2/1/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 376
  • Sales rank: 1,063,382
  • File size: 4 MB

Meet the Author

Alexandra W. Logue, PhD, is an internationally known behavioral scientist. Her general research area is learning and motivation, with special research interests in higher education, choice behavior, self-control, and food aversions and preferences. She has published over 130 books, articles, and chapters on higher education, quantitative models of choice behavior, and food aversions and preferences, and has served on the editorial boards of many prestigious journals.

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Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Introductions : the essential nutrients of the psychology of eating and drinking 1
Ch. 2 Down the hatch : hunger and satiety 11
Ch. 3 "You never miss the water till the well runs dry" : thirst 33
Ch. 4 The nose knows (and so does the tongue) 45
Ch. 5 Genes rule - or do they? 63
Ch. 6 One person's meat is another person's poison : the effects of experience on food preferences 87
Ch. 7 This or that : choosing what we eat and drink 111
Ch. 8 You are what you eat and drink 127
CH. 9 "Hunger talks a most persuasive language" : anorexia and bulimia 147
Ch. 10 The battle with the bulge : overeating and obesity 171
Ch. 11 Drinking your life away : alcohol use and abuse 199
Ch. 12 How sweet it is : type 2 diabetes 225
Ch. 13 Strictly about females 237
Ch. 14 When and why smoking affects your weight 255
Ch. 15 We do not live by bread alone : cuisine, beer, and wine 265
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 10, 2006

    Great book

    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.

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