A Social Psychological Perspective on Food Related Behavior

Many of the diseases which afflict people in an affluent society like the United States seem to be related to food consumption (e.g., adult-onset diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and colon cancer).

Author: Marta L. Axelson

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781461396611

Category: Psychology

Page: 190

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Many of the diseases which afflict people in an affluent society like the United States seem to be related to food consumption (e.g., adult-onset diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia, and colon cancer). In recent years, the health-related professions have become aware that their exclusive aim of disease treatment must be expanded to include health promotion. Professionals in food and nutrition, health education, social marketing, and psychology, as well as others have become interested in finding ways to promote healthy behaviors such as appropriate food consumption patterns. To modify food-related behavior, knowledge about why people eat what they eat is required. Both biological and sociocultural factors determine people's consumption behavior. This monograph, however, examines only the sociocultural determinants of individuals' food-related behaviors within their zone of biological indifference. The sociocultural variables are divided into two major categories - sociodemographic and psychological. Sociodemographic variables are often called external variables and include income, ethnicity, age, and the like. Psychosocial variables are thought to reflect the individual's internal state, and commonly examined variables include knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes.

The Psychology of Food Choice

Axelson, M.L. and Brinberg, D. (1989) A SocialPsychological Perspective on Food-related Behavior. Springer-Verlag, New York. Baranowski, T., Cullen, K.W. and Baranowski, J. (1999) Psychosocial correlates of dietary intake: advancing ...

Author: Richard Shepherd

Publisher: CABI

ISBN: 9780851990323

Category: Science

Page: 399

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Written by leading international experts, this book explores one of the central difficulties faced by nutritionists today; how to improve people's health by getting them to change their dietary behaviour. It provides an overview of the current understanding of consumer food choice by exploring models of food choice, the motivations of consumers, biological, learning and societal influences on food choice, and food choices across the lifespan. It concludes by examining the barriers to dietary change and how nutritionists can best impact upon dietary behaviour.

The Psychology of Nutrition

ASHBY, F.G. and PERRIN, N. (1988) Towards a unified theory of similarity and recognition, Psychological Review, 95, 124–50. AXELSON, M.L. and BRINBERG, D. (1989) A Social-psychological perspective on food related behavior, ...

Author: David Booth

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781135794453

Category: Psychology

Page: 228

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This title explores the psychological processes involved in the selection and consumption of foods and drink. The exposition is firmly linked to research evidence on the cognitive, socio-economic and physiological influences on the desire to eat and drink. The basic theory is that appetite is a learned response to a recognized complex of cues from foods, the body and the social and physical environment.; The volume starts with infant-care giver interactions in feeding, then moves on to consider how physical and social maturation in Western culture affects attitudes to foods, concentrating on the phenomena of ordinary dieting and the extremes of disordered eating. The concluding chapters deal with the process within the lives of individual consumers which causes the same eating habits to form in different segments of society. It also looks at food technology, marketing and governmental regulation.; "The Psychology of Nutrition" tackles questions about what goes on in eaters' and drinkers' minds about the foods and beverages they are consuming, and about the cultural meaning of the eating occasion in industrialized cultures.

Family Economics and Nutrition Review

The impact of culture on food - related behavior . Annual Reviews of Nutrition 6 : 345-363 . 4. Axelson , M.L. and Brinberg , D. 1989. A Social - Psychological Perspective on FoodRelated Behavior . Springer - Verlag , New York . 5.



ISBN: WISC:89047669726

Category: Home economics


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income and a desire to save time -- and possibly less recognized calories and fat in processed foods . The economic forces will continue ... A social - psychological perspective on food - related behavior . New York : Springer - Verlag ...



ISBN: CORNELL:31924090131867

Category: Agricultural estimating and reporting


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America s Eating Habits

Also , consumers may view eating away from home as an exception to their normal dietary habits , regardless of how frequently it occurs , and an opportunity to ... A Social - Psychological Perspective on Food - Related Behavior .

Author: Elizabeth Frazão


ISBN: WISC:89066994898

Category: Diet

Page: 473

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The Social Psychology of Food

... M.L. and Brinberg , D. ( 1989 ) A Social - psychological Perspective on Food - related Behavior . New York : Springer - Verlag . This is an excellent early review of work on social psychological perspectives on food choice .

Author: Mark Conner


ISBN: UOM:39015055869229

Category: Psychology

Page: 200

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* How can we understand food choice? * What factors influence dietary change and weight control? * How does stress influence eating? * In what ways are foods used to present ourselves to others? Food is central to the lives of all, and has for centuries been celebrated in art, poetry and song. More recently, media interest has focused public attention on the food we eat, and its influence on physical health and mental well-being. However, it is only in the past couple of decades that social scientists and social psychologists in particular have paid significant attention to the important topic of food. The Social Psychology of Food reviews this research from the perspective of social psychology. Key issues are addressed such as the role of various factors in food choice, the process of dietary change, the role of food in weight control and disorders of eating, stress and eating, food and self-presentation. Social psychological concepts are used as ways of explaining and understanding each of these domains of food research. The selective and in-depth coverage of the book is designed to demonstrate what social psychology has contibuted to the field, and to provide an essential text for students and researchers in psychology and trainee professionals in health.

Public Health

A social-psychological perspective on food-related behaviour. Springer-Verlag, New York Backstrand, J.R., Allen, L.H., Pelto, J.H., & Chàvez, A. (1997). Examining the gender gap in nutrition an example from rural Mexico. Social Science ...

Author: Jay Maddock

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9789535106203

Category: Medical

Page: 584

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Human behavior accounts for the majority of morbidity and premature mortality throughout the world. This book explores several areas of human behavior including physical activity, nutrition and food, addictive substances, gun violence, sexual transmitted diseases and more. Several cutting edge methods are also examined including empowering nurses, community based participatory research and nature therapy. Less well known public health topics including human trafficking, tuberculosis control in prisons and public health issues in the deaf community are also covered. The authors come from around the world to describe issues that are both of local and worldwide importance to protect and preserve the health of populations. This book demonstrates the scope and some of the solutions to addressing today's most pressing public health issues.

Social Psychological Perspectives on Stigma

Our findings also indicate that weight effects related to food addiction need to be clarified. ... dependent on factors such as gender, race, or perceptions of specific behaviors involved in food addiction, which have yet to be studied.

Author: John B. Pryor

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134915200

Category: Psychology

Page: 160

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The year 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication Erving Goffman's landmark work, Stigma: Notes on the Management of Spoiled Identity. Through this edited volume, we commemorate the continuing contribution of Goffman's work on stigma to social psychology. As Goffman originally used the term, stigma implies some sort of negative deviance, or in his words, ‘an undesired differentness from what we had anticipated.’ Since Goffman’s pioneering treatise, there have been thousands of articles published on different aspects of stigma. The accelerating volume of articles is testimony to the growing importance of stigma research, with almost three out of four of the stigma-related publications in the research literature appearing in the last 10 years. In this volume, a collection of up-and-coming and seasoned stigma researchers provide both theoretical insights and new empirical findings. The volume should be of interest to both established researchers and advanced students seeking to learn more about the depth and breadth of stigma research. This book was originally published as a special issue of Basic and Applied Social Psychology.