The psychology of eating from the point of view of experimental, social, and applied psychology

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    Abstract

    In this article, eating behavior is discussed from the point of view of various areas of psychology. First, tasting food and the perception of food palatability are discussed from the viewpoints of sensory and perceptual psychology and of physiological psychology. Second, the phenomenology of some social-psychological effects on eating behavior are introduced - for example, communication at the table, sociocultural variations in food liking/disliking, and emotional changes after eating. Third, these topics are integrated and are applied to food businesses. Two conclusions can be drawn: (1) understanding human eating behavior leads one to understand human beings themselves; (2) a psychological understanding of eating behavior not only gives one broad knowledge of psychology but also provides businesses and governments with hints for improving quality of life.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)14-22
    Number of pages9
    JournalPsychology in Russia: State of the Art
    Volume7
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014

    Keywords

    • Communication at the table
    • Eating behavior
    • Food business
    • Food liking/disliking
    • Taste

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Psychology(all)

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