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Food and Eating Disorders

Listed in: First Year Seminar, as FYSE-133

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Faculty

John-Paul Baird (Section 01)

Description

Food shapes our lives in many ways that extend far beyond mere ingestive acts.  Through a broad survey of basic and clinical research literature, we will explore how foods and food issues imbue our bodies, minds, and relationships.  We will consider biological and psychological perspectives on various aspects of eating, such as metabolism, neural mechanisms of hunger and satiety, metabolic disorders, dieting, pica, failure to thrive, starvation, taste preference and aversion, obesity, anxiety and depression relief, food taboos, bulimia, and the anorexia.  Strong emphasis will be placed on biological mechanisms and controlled laboratory research with both human and animal subjects.

Fall semester. Professor Baird.

Offerings

2017-18: Offered in Fall 2017