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Eating Habits

Food, Physiology and Learned Behaviour

Format: Hardback
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd, Chichester, United Kingdom
Imprint: John Wiley & Sons Ltd
Published: 8th Apr 1987
Dimensions: w 150mm h 230mm d 18mm
Weight: 430g
ISBN-10: 0471907448
ISBN-13: 9780471907442
Barcode No: 9780471907442
Synopsis
This book is about the way in which people acquire food preferences and eating habits. It covers three different approaches which psychologists have taken to this problem: the study of individuals with eating habits that are abnormal to the extent of clinical concern, for example, bulimia, anorexia nervosa and obesity: the development of food preferences and meal regulation in children: and, finally, laboratory-based experiments on how the nutritional consequences of a food can affect its choice and consumption. The distinguished list of authors present a review of this research and its potential application in the understanding and treatment of eating problems that will be of value to clinical and health psychologists as well as to students and researchers in the psychology of learned behaviour and physiology.

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