The Psychology of Food and Eating: A Fresh Approach to Theory and Method

Hardcover | January 12, 2002

byJohn L Smith

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John L. Smith explores the full range of this fascinating discipline, from the physiology of hunger and the psychophysics of taste and smell, to the development of food preferences and the social psychology of food-related behaviour and attitudes. He provides a much-needed overview of social scientific approaches to the study of food, bringing together physiological research, psychodynamic theory, and sociological perspectives to both celebrate differences and explore potential fusion.

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John L. Smith explores the full range of this fascinating discipline, from the physiology of hunger and the psychophysics of taste and smell, to the development of food preferences and the social psychology of food-related behaviour and attitudes. He provides a much-needed overview of social scientific approaches to the study of food, ...

John L. Smith is Reader in Social Psychology at the University of Sunderland.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:235 pages, 8.78 × 5.68 × 0.79 inPublished:January 12, 2002Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0333800206

ISBN - 13:9780333800201

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Table of Contents

Introduction * Part I: Focus on Theory * Non-biological Perspectives * Hunger, Flavour, Digestion and Kitchen Chemistry * Eating Disorders * Part II: Post-Positivist Research Reports * Dinner Party Case study * Eating Out in a Small Way * Food Discourse