How We Eat: Psychoogy of Food

Schools of Public Engagement: BPATS

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
Psychology of Food
Summer 2024
Taught By: Rachel Rybaczuk
Section: A

CRN: 3804

Credits: 3

This course traverses the study of modern day perceptions and behaviors of food and eating. We will closely examine and discuss both scholarly and popular texts, studies, and research experiments from the areas of social, cultural, and cognitive psychology. Topics will include disgust, etiquette, and perceptions of taste, comparative perceptions of fullness and pleasure, cravings and comfort, commensality and eating as social ritual, psychological impacts of starvation versus excess, the implications of food advertising on choice, neurogastronomy and synesthesia, disordered eating behaviors, and the formation and facets of shame over what is or is not consumed. Reading reflections, discussion board posts, and a final project on a topic one’s choosing will compose the final grade.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: BPATS (BPAT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: Online - Asynchronous

Max Enrollment: 10

Add/Drop Deadline: June 17, 2024 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: July 25, 2024 (Thursday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:22am EDT 7/13/2024

Meeting Info:
Building: Online Course
Room: 999
Date Range: 6/10/2024 - 8/9/2024