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Why do we eat? Just for nutrient? Then why do we prefer some food over others?

Food psychology is the study about how and why we eat? It includes taste preferences, food aversions, the regulation of hunger and satiety, food as comfort, eating as social ritual, and social norms. This course will let you get introduced to food psychology and the problems related such as malnutrition, eating disorders, how each individual’s eating is affected by the modern environment.


This course does not involve any written exams. Students need to answer 5 assignment questions to complete the course, the answers will be in the form of written work in pdf or word. Students can write the answers in their own time. Each answer needs to be 200 words (1 Page). Once the answers are submitted, the tutor will check and assess the work.


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Course Credit: Yale University

Course Curriculum

Module 01
psyc123 Lec 01 Intro What We Eat, Why We Eat and the Key Role of Food in Modern Life 01:00:00
psyc123 Lec 02 Food Then, Food Now: Modern Food Conditions and Their Mismatch with Evolution 01:14:00
psyc123 Lec 03 Biology, Nutrition and Health I: What We Eat 01:13:00
psyc123 Lec 04 Biology, Nutrition and Health II: What Helps Us and Hurts Us 01:19:00
psyc123 Lec 05 Biology, Nutrition and Health III: The Psychology of Taste and Addiction 01:10:00
psyc123 Lec 06 Culture and the Remarkable Plasticity of Eating 01:10:00
psyc123 Lec 07 Hunger in the World of Plenty 01:02:00
Module 02
psyc123 Lec 08 Nutrition Transition and Global Food Issues 01:09:00
psyc123 Lec 09 From Ancient to Modern Farming 01:01:00
psyc123 Lec 10 Sustainability I: The Impact of Modern Agriculture 00:53:00
psyc123 Lec 11 Sustainability II: The Impact of Modern Agriculture 01:14:00
psyc123 Lec 12 Public Health vs. Medical Models in Nutrition Change 01:14:00
psyc123 Lec 13 Eating Disorders and Obesity 01:09:00
psyc123 Lec 14 Perspectives of the Food Industry 01:08:00
psyc123 Lec 15 Economics, Nutrition and Health: Subsidies, Food Deserts 01:08:00
Module 03
psyc123 Lec 16 The Pervasive Reach and Powerful Influence of Food Marketing on Food Choices 01:15:00
psyc123 Lec 17 How Politics Affects National Nutrition Policy 01:09:00
psyc123 Lec 18 The Issues, the Fights and Who Controls the Frame 01:15:00
psyc123 Lec 19 The Law and Opportunities to Improve Nutrition and Health 01:13:00
psyc123 Lec 20 Schools and Nutrition: Where Health and Politics Collide 01:06:00
psyc123 Lec 21 The Morphing of the Modern Diet 01:07:00
psyc123 Lec 22 Sustainability and Health Food Access 01:08:00
psyc123 Lec 23 Success Stories, Innovation and Change from the Grass Roots 01:10:00
Submit Your Assignment 00:00:00
Certification 00:00:00

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