Eating Behaviours Revision Booklet


  • 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)
  • Created by: Shannon
  • Created on: 27-03-13 18:43


Premila Patel


Excellent revision booklet. Thanks.