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The psychology of food choice.

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This book brings together insights from a number of sub-disciplines within psychology and other related disciplines, in terms of what they can tell about influences on human food choice. It is organized into 5 main sections which cover models of food choice; biological and learning influences on food choice; societal influences on food; food choices across the lifespan; and changing dietary behaviour. This book will be of significant interest to researchers in areas like nutrition, dietetics and psychology.


Book Chapters

Chapter: 1 (Page no: 1) A conceptual model of the food choice process over the life course. Author(s): Sobal, J. Bisogni, C. A. Devine, C. M. Jastran, M.
Chapter: 2 (Page no: 19) The integration of biological, social, cultural and psychological influences on food choice. Author(s): Rozin, P.
Chapter: 3 (Page no: 41) Social psychological models of food choice. Author(s): Conner, M. Armitage, C. J.
Chapter: 4 (Page no: 59) Biological influences on energy intake. Author(s): Westerterp, K. R.
Chapter: 5 (Page no: 75) Food neophobia in humans. Author(s): Pliner, P. Salvy, S. J.
Chapter: 6 (Page no: 93) The role of learning in development of food preferences. Author(s): Yeomans, M. R.
Chapter: 7 (Page no: 113) Mood, emotions and food choice. Author(s): Gibson, E. L.
Chapter: 8 (Page no: 141) Food cravings and addictions. Author(s): Higgs, S.
Chapter: 9 (Page no: 161) Marketing parameters and their influence on consumer food choice. Author(s): Grunert, K. G.
Chapter: 10 (Page no: 179) The role of context in food choice, food acceptance and food consumption. Author(s): Meiselman, H. L.
Chapter: 11 (Page no: 201) The impact of the media on food choice. Author(s): Reilly, J.
Chapter: 12 (Page no: 227) The impact of advertising on food choice: the social context of advertising. Author(s): Caraher, M. Landon, J.
Chapter: 13 (Page no: 247) Adolescents, food choice and vegetarianism. Author(s): Trew, K. Clark, C. McCartney, G. Barnett, J. Muldoon, O.
Chapter: 14 (Page no: 263) Intra-family influences on food choice at mid-life. Author(s): Brown, J. L.
Chapter: 15 (Page no: 289) Food choices in later life. Author(s): Lumbers, M. Raats, M.
Chapter: 16 (Page no: 311) The impact of optimistic bias on dietary behaviour. Author(s): Scaife, V. Miles, S. Harris, P.
Chapter: 17 (Page no: 329) Implementation intentions: strategic automatization of food choice. Author(s): Webb, T. L. Sheeran, P. Armitage, C. J.
Chapter: 18 (Page no: 345) The use of the stages of change model with dietary behaviours. Author(s): Shepherd, R.
Chapter: 19 (Page no: 357) What is a healthy diet community? Author(s): Bowen, D. J. Hilliard, T.
Chapter: 20 (Page no: 375) Eating behaviour in obesity. Author(s): Wardle, J.

Book details

  • Author Affiliation
  • Food, Consumer Behaviour and Health Research Centre, Department of Psychology, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH, UK.
  • Year of Publication
  • 2006
  • ISBN
  • 9780851990323
  • Record Number
  • 20073101502