754351 Psychology of nutrition

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2019/20
Languages of instruction


Nutrition Psychology as behavior science of food and drink, biological and non-biological perspectives, nutrition and eating behavior: hunger, appetite and satiety, regulation theories, food choices, foundations of hedonic - between disgust and pleasure, eating taboos, strange food, food in subcultures, sensory, genetic, environmental contributions to the selection behavior, overweight and obesity, Bridled eating, eating and drinking disorders, special Diet situations (sports, pregnancy, age, etc.)

Previous knowledge expected

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

This lecture offers an introduction to the the nutritional psychology, the science of the behaviour of eating and drinking, which deals with the question: Why do we start to eat? Why do we stop eating? Why do we eat exactly what we eat?
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