Why We Eat What We Eat: The Psychology of Eating / Edition 1

Why We Eat What We Eat: The Psychology of Eating / Edition 1

by Elizabeth D. Capaldi, Elizabeth D. Capaldi
     
 

ISBN-10: 1557983666

ISBN-13: 9781557983664

Pub. Date: 08/28/1996

Publisher: American Psychological Association

This volume explores the shift in eating research from the search for bodily signals that trigger hunger to a focus on eating patterns emerging from a learning process that is based on life experience. This new book offers hope that healthful eating patterns can be learned. The volume proposes models for normal eating behavior and discusses how and why eating deviates…  See more details below

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This volume explores the shift in eating research from the search for bodily signals that trigger hunger to a focus on eating patterns emerging from a learning process that is based on life experience. This new book offers hope that healthful eating patterns can be learned. The volume proposes models for normal eating behavior and discusses how and why eating deviates from these norms. Leading investigators in the field present their findings on four factors that influence how our eating patterns develop: physiological factors, including those factors leading to taste aversions; developmental factors, starting with the effects of a pregnant woman's food choices on her child's later food preferences; biological factors, including genetics and the search for internal cues that prompt eating factors; cultural factors, including the powerful influence of family and social norms. Why We Eat What We Eat explores how these factors interact to shape our individual eating preferences and discusses the implications of this research for practitioners. The volume also compares eating patterns in the nonobese and the obese person and discusses the short-term satiety factor that ensures consumption of a variety of foods. Why We Eat What We Eat expands on themes in the well-received volume Taste, Experience, and Feeding and makes the information accessible to a wider audience. It will be of value to anyone interested in eating and its psychological aspects: health psychology researchers and practitioners, physicians, pediatricians, nutritionalists, educators, students, and parents.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781557983664
Publisher:
American Psychological Association
Publication date:
08/28/1996
Pages:
339
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.28(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

List of Contributors
Introduction3
1Ingestive Homeostasis: The Primacy of Learning11
2Taste Aversion Learning31
3Conditioned Food Preferences53
4The Early Development of Human Flavor Preferences83
5The Role of Experience in the Development of Children's Eating Behavior113
6Sensory Factors in Feeding145
7Brain Mechanisms and the Physiology of Feeding173
8Social Influences on Food Preferences and Feeding Behaviors of Vertebrates207
9Sociocultural Influences on Human Food Selection233
10Sensory-Specific Satiety: Theoretical Frameworks and Central Characteristics267
11The Behavioral Phenotype in Human Obesity291
Author Index309
Subject Index325
About the Editor339

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