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330043 VO Psychology of Nutrition (2020W)


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Language: German

Examination dates



6.10., 13.10., 20.10., 27.10., 3.11., 10.11.2020, 9:00-13:00 am
will be held via ZOOM

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Meeting-ID: 878 1104 1021


Aims, contents and method of the course

This lecture aims at understanding nutritional psychology as a science of eating and drinking in everyday life. Participants get an overview of goals and areas of nutritional psychology, they understand the different research approaches and know the principles of methods and techniques.
Biological and non-biological approaches will be described and discussed. Central topics are hunger and satiation, regulation theories, sensory, genetical and situational factors influencing food choice. How perception, experience and behavior are influenced and manipulated in gastronomy and supermarkets will be discussed. Another topics are the foundations of hedonic experience between pleasure and disgust and how preferences and aversions develop. Examples come from food taboos, strange food and food of subcultures. Important topics are also overweight and obesity, restrained eating, eating disorders, alcohol abuse and selected goals in nutrition. Gender aspects and ecological implications will be discussed in most topics.

Assessment and permitted materials

1) written or oral exam (preferred during corona pandemy) of VO 754351 Nutritional Psychology at BOKU: 4 questions out of a question list: each answer gets 0 to 4 points. <9 points = 5; 9-10 = 4; 11-12=3; 13-14=2; 15-16=1

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

In addition to LV 754351 Ernährungspsychologie (2 ECTS) at BOKU students have to write a scientific text on a selected topic of nutritional psychology, which will be defined individually.

Examination topics

Exam topics are covered by a list of question for learning purposes, which can be found on BOKU learn Website by the end of the course.
The topic of the written work will defined by the lecturer and the student, who may suggest a certain topic she/he is interested in.

Reading list

Pudel, V. / Westenhöfer, J.: Ernährungspsycholgie. Eine Einführung. Hogrefe, Göttingen 2003.
A.W. Logue: Die Psychologie des Essens und Trinkens. Spektrum Akademischer Verlag, Heidelberg 1995.
Jane Ogden: The Psychology of Eating from Healthy to disordered Behavior. Blackwell 2003.
Christoph Klotter: Einführung in die Ernährungspsychologie. UTB 2020

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