Invited Address: Plenary─Paul Rozin, PhD, Eating and Food Choice: Biological, Psychological, and Cultural Perspectives

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Length: 50 minutes

This session covers research on acquisition of food preferences, the meaning of food in life within a cultural and evolutionary framework, differences in the way French and Americans deal with food, attitudes to natural things, disgust, and development of likings for innately negative experiences.

Learning Objective 1
Understand the complex of cultural, biological and psychological factors that influence food choice, with implications for improving healthy eating.

Learning Objective 2
Understand the forces at work that contribute to the rise in obesity in the United States over the last few decades.

Learning Objective 3

Paul Rozin, PhD; Nancy K. Dess, PhD