Psychophysiology of Eating
Rhedir gan School of Human and Behavioural Sciences
20.000 Credyd neu 10.000 Credyd ECTS
Trefnydd: Dr Mihela Erjavec
This module will be co-presented by Dr Mihela Erjavec and Dr Hans-Peter Kubis. It will introduce our students to several complementary approaches to the study of human eating behaviour, including physiology and pharmacology; neuroscience; behavioural, developmental, health, and clinical psychology; and applied behaviour change. It will examine the relevant theoretical perspectives and research, with frequent references to collaborative investigations conducted in the College of Human Sciences at Bangor University.
The module content will be updated annually to keep up with interesting research trends. The examples of lecture topics that the module might cover include development of taste preferences and determinants of food choices in childhood and adulthood; mechanisms of food reward; obesity and connected alterations in hedonic and physiological responses; pharmacological treatment and mechanisms; evidence-based interventions; and psychopathology and eating disorders. Workshops will present opportunities for discussion and guided scholarship development.
Adequate answer to the question, largely based on lecture material. No real development of arguments. Demonstrates familiarity with key concepts introduced in the module but without elaboration. Minor errors. Students who perform at this level would receive D-, D, or D+ grades.
Comprehensive and accurate coverage of the area with clarity of argument and expression. Depth of insight into theoretical issues. Evidence of wider reading and detailed knowledge of topics covered in the module. Students who perform at this level would receive A-, A, A+, or A* grades.
Comprehensive and accurate coverage. Well organised and structured. Good understanding of the material. Evidence of engagement and understanding of all concepts introduced in the module. Students who reach this level would receive B-, B, or B+ grades.
C- i C+
Reasonably comprehensive coverage. Good understanding of the material with small inaccuracies and omissions. Evidence of understanding of concepts introduced in the module. Students who reach this level would receive C-, C, or C+ grades.
Understand the major concepts and theoretical approaches to the study of eating behaviours, including biological, cognitive, and developmental perspectives.
Examine a variety of research methods used to investigate eating behaviour in humans in the context of their relevant theoretical perspectives, and evaluate their strengths and limitations.
Consider eating in its wider societal and cultural context; examine the origins and impact of some of the eating issues and disorders; and evaluate the effectiveness of the interventions designed to alleviate these problems.
Working independently, synthesise the literature to identify recent findings and methods used to investigate specific topics, and to consider their strengths and shortcomings.
Communicate recent research, considering its theoretical underpinnings, social context, and methodological issues, in a variety of ways appropriate for specialist or lay audiences.
Written answers to exam questions.
|Written assignment, including essay||A focused paper critique (500 words)||
Students shall provide a critical summary of a research paper, identifying key findings, strengths, and weaknesses. A choice of papers will be presented in Week 1.
|LLAFAR||A research proposal class presentation (10 minutes + 5 min for questions)||
Students shall identify key shortcomings of the study they critically summarised in Assignment 1, and propose an improved design grounded in relevant literature. They shall present and justify their design and answer questions in class. Presentation slides shall be submitted after Easter and oral presentations will take place in small groups over two weeks.
Strategaeth addysgu a dysgu
Students should be able to decide for themselves which strategies best suit their own learning preferences. Only a suggestion is presented here. A breakdown of private study time for an individual student may look like this: • 1 hour of consultation with the lecturer (during drop-ins) • 10-15 hours to read the chosen research paper, scan the related literature, and prepare a focused written critique (taking into account tips received in class) • 20-30 hours to research, think, and prepare presentation (taking into account formative feedback and tips received in class) • 5-10 hours of reading per week to prepare for the lectures and discussions / master and revise each individual topic • 20 hours to prepare for the final exam • 2 hours for the final exam
Lectures will present a number of complementary theoretical concepts and related empirical findings to the study of human eating behaviour. They will be delivered by two lecturers speaking to their research strengths and expertise. Powerpoint slides will be made available to students ahead of the lectures. All sessions will be recorded.
|Practical classes and workshops||
Workshops and seminars will complement the lectures. They will contain group discussions, demonstrations, assignment guidance, and presentations. All sessions will be recorded.
- Llythrennedd - Medrusrwydd mewn darllen ac ysgrifennu drwy amrywiaeth o gyfryngau
- Rhifedd - Medrusrwydd wrth ddefnyddio rhifau ar lefelau priodol o gywirdeb
- Hunanreolaeth - Gallu gweithio mewn ffordd effeithlon, prydlon a threfnus. Gallu edrych ar ganlyniadau tasgau a digwyddiadau, a barnu lefelau o ansawdd a phwysigrwydd
- Archwilio - Gallu ymchwilio ac ystyried dewisiadau eraill
- Adalw gwybodaeth - Gallu mynd at wahanol ac amrywiol ffynonellau gwybodaeth
- Sgiliau Rhyngbersonol - Gallu gofyn cwestiynau, gwrando'n astud ar atebion a'u harchwilio
- Dadansoddi Beirniadol & Datrys Problem - Gallu dadelfennu a dadansoddi problemau neu sefyllfaoedd cymhleth. Gallu canfod atebion i broblemau drwy ddadansoddiadau ac archwilio posibiliadau
- Cyflwyniad - Gallu cyflwyno gwybodaeth ac esboniadau yn glir i gynulleidfa. Trwy gyfryngau ysgrifenedig neu ar lafar yn glir a hyderus.
- Dadl - Gallu cyflwyno, trafod a chyfiawnhau barn neu lwybr gweithredu, naill ai gydag unigolyn neu mewn grwˆp ehangach
Sgiliau pwnc penodol
- Understand the scientific underpinnings of psychology as a discipline.
- Apply multiple perspectives to psychological issues and integrate ideas and findings across the multiple perspectives in psychology.
- Communicate psychological concepts effectively in written form.
- Be computer literate for the purpose of processing and disseminating psychological data and information.
- Retrieve and organise information effectively.
- Handle primary source material critically.
- Be sensitive and react appropriately to contextual and interpersonal psychological factors.
- Use effectively personal planning and project management skills.
- Work effectively under pressure (time pressure, limited resources, etc) as independent and pragmatic learners.
- Problem-solve by clarifying questions, considering alternative solutions, making critical judgements, and evaluating outcomes.
- Reason scientifically and demonstrate the relationship between theory and evidence.
- Understand and investigate the role of brain function in all human behaviour and experience.
- Comprehend and use psychological data effectively, demonstrating a systematic knowledge of the application and limitations of various research paradigms and techniques.
- Employ evidence-based reasoning and examine practical, theoretical and ethical issues associated with the use of different methodologies, paradigms and methods of analysis in psychology.
- Be aware of ethical principles and approval procedures.
Goblygiadau o ran adnoddau ar gyfer myfyrwyr
Students are not required to purchase anything. Internet connectivity is assumed as in all other modules.
Rhestrau Darllen Bangor (Talis)http://readinglists.bangor.ac.uk/modules/ppp-3015.html
Required (core) reading will be made available through the module reading list.
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