Eating Behaviours Revision Booklet

Includes:

  • Explanations of attitudes to food and eating behaviour (social learning, cultural influences, mood and eating behaviour)
  • Explanations for the failure or success of dieting (restraint theory, the role of denial, detail)
  • The role of neural mechanisms (homeostasis, the lateral hypothalamus, the ventromedial hypothalamus, neural control of cognitive factors)
  • The evolution of food preferences (EEA, early diets, preference for meat, taste aversion)
  • Psychological explanations of anorexia nervosa (cultural ideals and the media, ethnicity and peer influences, personality)
  • Biological explanations of anorexia nervosa (neurotransmitters, neurodevelopment, the reproductive suppression hypothesis, the 'adapted to flee' hypothesis)
  • Past paper questions and mark schemes (Jan 2010 - Jan 2012)
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  • Created on: 27-03-13 18:43

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What you need to know:

Factors influencing attitudes to food and eating behaviour, for example cultural

influences, mood, health concerns

Explanations for the success and failure of dieting

Neural mechanisms involved in controlling eating behaviour

Evolutionary explanations of food preference

Psychological explanations

Biological explanations, including neural and evolutionary

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Premila Patel

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Excellent revision booklet. Thanks.

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