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Outline and Evaluate Evolutionary Explanations of Eating
Behaviour (24 marks)

The evolutionary explanation uses the Environment of Evolutionary Adaptation (EEA)
as a model to explain eating behaviours and food preferences today. In this
environment, psychologists believe humans have a preference for fatty organs such
as brains or the liver. Milton…

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Despite this, Sandell and Breslin's study supports the evolutionary theory of taste
aversion in humans. They asked 33 participants (pps.) to rate foods in order of
bitterness. Some vegetables contained Glucosinolates which in high doses can be
poisonous and taste 60% more bitter than other flavours. The participants stated the…


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