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Cornell University School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions


PSYCH 3150 Obesity and the Regulation of Body Weight

Course description

Multidisciplinary discussion of the causes, effects, and treatments of human obesity. Topics include the biopsychology of eating behavior, the genetics of obesity, the role of activity and energy metabolism, the psychosocial determinants of obesity, anorexia nervosa, therapy and its effectiveness, and social discrimination. Outcome 1: Familiarize students with the breadth of knowledge, theories, and therapies concerning energy balance and the control of food intake and energy expenditure.


NS 1150, PSYCH 1101. Enrollment limited to: junior or senior standing; Others by instructor permission only.


The next offering of this course is undetermined at this time. Find similar upcoming programs by tag: food/nutrition, health, nutritional science, psychology, sociology

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