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)
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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

Excellent revision booklet. Thanks.

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