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Readings for Psych 123: Psychology, Biology & Politics of Food

Posted by tinako on June 13, 2010

Yale University offers this free online course at their web site.

I blog about it and the assignments.  Here are links to the readings, which are not up at the Yale site any more:

Lecture 2:

Lecture 3:

Lecture 4:

Lecture 5:

Lecture 6:

  • Mead, Margaret. “The Changing Significance of Food.” In Food and Culture: A Reader. New York: Routledge, 1997, pp. 11-19 [Could not find article online but our library has the book]
  • Meigs, Anna. “Food as a Cultural Construction.” In Food and Culture: A Reader. New York: Routledge, 1997, pp. 95-106 [ditto]
  • Rozin, Paul. “The Meaning of Food in Our Lives: A Cross-Cultural Perspective on Eating and Well-Being.” Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 37, 2 (2005), S107-112 [Could not find full article.]

Lecture 7:

Lecture 8:

Lecture 9:

Lecture 10:

Lecture 11:

Lecture 12:

  • Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Section I, chapters 3 and 4 (pp. 32-40)

Lecture 13:

Lecture 14:

Lecture 15:

Lecture 16:

Lecture 17:

Lecture 18:

Lecture 19:

Lecture 20:

Lecture 21:

Lecture 22:

  • Pollan, Michael. In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto, Section III, chapters 1-4 (pp. 139-201)

Lecture 23:

  • Brownell, Kelly D. and Katherine B. Horgen. Food Fight, chapter 11 (pp. 283-313)
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6 Responses to “Readings for Psych 123: Psychology, Biology & Politics of Food”

  1. […] by tinako on June 21, 2010 I read a bunch of stuff for my Food Psychology class today, and then watched the fourth lecture.  This Time article is an […]

  2. gail said

    thank you. this is a big help.

  3. erin said

    Hey thanks for this – I just started the online class too and was not looking forward to tracking down all the articles.

    • tinako said

      Yes, many were not easy to find. Hope they’re still up to date; please let me know if any need changing.

      I’m sure you’ll like the class.

  4. Much appreciated.

  5. micah said

    Perfect! Thanks so much for posting

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