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Psychology Of Food


  • 1:10:14 Biology, Nutrition and Health III: The Psychology of Taste and Addiction

    Biology, Nutrition and Health III: The Psychology of Taste and Addiction

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    This lecture addresses the complicated relationship between biology and eating. Professor Brownell explores the physiology of taste and eating. Many parts of the body are affected when people eat food, and many biological factors affect what people choose

  • 1:08:59 Nutrition Transition and Global Food Issues

    Nutrition Transition and Global Food Issues

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    Professor Brownell talks about the situation with world hunger and how it is measured. He reviews the world distribution of hunger, from how many people are affected, to the physiological, psychological, and behavioral consequences of starvation. He revie

  • 1:05:39 Schools and Nutrition: Where Health and Politics Collide (Guest Lecture by Marlene B. Schwartz)

    Schools and Nutrition: Where Health and Politics Collide (Guest Lecture by Marlene B. Schwartz)

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    Dr. Marlene Schwartz discusses the topic of food policy in schools. She presents the history of federal regulation of the National School Lunch Program, the debate about competitive foods in schools, and describes research on influence of school food on s

  • 1:08:49 The Politics of Food I

    The Politics of Food I

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    Guest lecturer Professor Rogan Kersh describes the politics of food and nutrition as they relate to obesity. He describes how the U.S. Government has regulated individual behavior in the past, specifically with alcohol, drugs, sex, tobacco, and charts the

  • 1:19:07 Biology, Nutrition and Health II: What Helps Us and Hurts Us

    Biology, Nutrition and Health II: What Helps Us and Hurts Us

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    Professor Brownell reviews the challenges inherent in research assessing the link between diet and health, and the challenges of basing a diet upon different dietary recommendations. Fundamental information on nutrition is presented, as well as how our cu

  • 1:07:46 Economics, Nutrition and Health: Subsidies, Food Deserts and More

    Economics, Nutrition and Health: Subsidies, Food Deserts and More

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    Professor Brownell discusses how economic factors are a profound driver of food choices in both the U.S. and internationally. He reviews the history of food subsidies and how they have made the U.S. an agricultural force but simultaneously changed the cur

  • 1:13:05 The Law and Opportunities to Improve Nutrition and Health (Guest Lecture by Stephen Teret)

    The Law and Opportunities to Improve Nutrition and Health (Guest Lecture by Stephen Teret)

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    Professor Stephen Teret discusses how public health strategies and policies can address obesity-related issues. Specifically, he explains how gun violence prevention and motor vehicle related injury prevention can inform multi-level interventions for chil

  • 1:08:03 Sustainability and Health Food Access

    Sustainability and Health Food Access

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    Two guest speakers share their experiences in changing the food environment in their local communities. Melina Shannon-DiPietro describes how the Yale Sustainable Food Project changes people's connection with food at Yale and reflects a growing national a

  • 52:47 Sustainability I: The Impact of Modern Agriculture on the Environment and Energy Use

    Sustainability I: The Impact of Modern Agriculture on the Environment and Energy Use

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    Professor Brownell reviews the energy costs of modern food tastes. Specifically, he discusses how agribusiness and what people choose to eat has consequences on the depletion of water, land, and fossil fuels, and contributes to global warming. In addition

  • 1:00:30 Introduction: What We Eat, Why We Eat and the Key Role of Food in Modern Life

    Introduction: What We Eat, Why We Eat and the Key Role of Food in Modern Life

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    Professor Brownell gives an overview of the course agenda. The psychological issues of food are introduced, such as who defines food, what promotes health, and how the food industry contributes to both debates. The biological issues that will be discussed

  • 1:02:18 Hunger in the World of Plenty

    Hunger in the World of Plenty

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    Professor Brownell talks about the situation with world hunger and how it is measured. He reviews the world distribution of hunger, from how many people are affected, to the physiological, psychological, and behavioral consequences of starvation. He revie

  • 1:09:24 Eating Disorders and Obesity (Guest Lecture by B. Timothy Walsh)

    Eating Disorders and Obesity (Guest Lecture by B. Timothy Walsh)

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    Guest lecturer Dr. Timothy Walsh offers a glimpse into current psychiatric understanding of anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. He takes students inside the psychology of an eating disorder and the medical and behavioral complica

  • 1:15:02 The Politics of Food II: The Issues, the Fights and Who Controls the Frame

    The Politics of Food II: The Issues, the Fights and Who Controls the Frame

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    Professor Brownell discusses the specifics of government and its role in people's food choices. He explores whether and how government should play a role in people's food choices. Professor Brownell highlights the American mindset which couples freedom wi

  • 1:12:40 Biology, Nutrition and Health I: What We Eat

    Biology, Nutrition and Health I: What We Eat

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    This lecture focuses on how people measure nutrition and what it means for health. Professor Brownell reviews methods to track food intake, from a population level to an individual level, emphasizing methods and measurement error as well as portion undere

  • 1:13:37 Public Health vs. Medical Models in Nutrition Change: Saving Lives One or a Million at a Time

    Public Health vs. Medical Models in Nutrition Change: Saving Lives One or a Million at a Time

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    Professor Brownell reviews public health as a profession and explains how it provides a different framework, compared to the traditional medical approach, for tracking diseases and trying to prevent them. Specifically, he explains how public health focuse

  • 1:01:25 From Ancient to Modern Farming: The Green Revolution and the Prospect of Feeding the World

    From Ancient to Modern Farming: The Green Revolution and the Prospect of Feeding the World

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    Professor Brownell discusses what the green revolution is and how it has impacted the world scene in both positive and negative ways. On one hand, the green revolution has increased world food productivity and decreased world hunger; on the other hand, it

  • 1:15:03 Everyone but Me: The Pervasive Reach and Powerful Influence of Food Marketing on Food Choices

    Everyone but Me: The Pervasive Reach and Powerful Influence of Food Marketing on Food Choices

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    Professor Brownell offers an overview of the food marketing landscape. He asks how much of food marketing is there, what impact it is having, who it's impacting, and what can be done about it, in cases of negative impact. He suggests that food marketing i

  • 1:14:04 Food Then, Food Now: Modern Food Conditions and Their Mismatch with Evolution

    Food Then, Food Now: Modern Food Conditions and Their Mismatch with Evolution

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    This lecture explores how the mismatch between evolution and the current food environment has changed people's relationship to food. Ancient societies had a vastly different food environment compared to modern day societies, which was characterized by unp

  • 1:07:49 Perspectives of the Food Industry (Guest Lecture by Derek Yach)

    Perspectives of the Food Industry (Guest Lecture by Derek Yach)

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    Guest Lecturer Dr. Derek Yach, leader in global public health and current Director of Global Health Policy at PepsiCo, offers an inside look into how a member of the food industry balances the needs of the company, consumer, and public health. Dr. Yach of

  • 1:13:49 Sustainability II

    Sustainability II

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    In this lecture, Professor Brownell asks whether modern agriculture is environmentally, culturally, and morally sustainable. First, he explores how genetically modified foods both benefit and hinder world sustainability, such as with the case study of BT

  • 1:09:43 Culture and the Remarkable Plasticity of Eating (Presentation by Ashley Gearhardt)

    Culture and the Remarkable Plasticity of Eating (Presentation by Ashley Gearhardt)

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    Ashley Gearhardt gives a guest presentation about the relationship between food and addiction, and how emerging clinical research suggests that eating maps onto a model of addiction. Professor Kelly Brownell reviews how culture affects eating, from what's

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