The Psychology of Food Choice

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Richard Shepherd, Monique Raats
CABI, 2006 - Psychology - 399 pages
One of the central problems in nutrition is the difficulty of getting people to change their dietary behaviours so as to bring about an improvement in health. What is required is a clearer understanding of the motivations of consumers, barriers to changing diets and how we might have an impact upon dietary behaviour. This book brings together theory, research and applications from psychology and behavioural sciences applied to dietary behaviour. The authors are all international leaders in their respective fields and together give an overview of the current understanding of consumer food choice.
 

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One of the central problems in nutrition is the difficulty of getting people to change their dietary behaviours so as to bring about an improvement in health. What is required is a clearer understanding of the motivations of consumers, barriers to changing diets and how we might have an impact upon dietary behaviour. This book brings together theory, research and applications from psychology and behavioural sciences applied to dietary behaviour. The authors are all international leaders in their respective fields and together give an overview of the current understanding of consumer food choice. 

Contents

A Conceptual Model of the Food Choice Process over the Life Course
1
The Integration of Biological Social Cultural and Psychological Influences on Food Choice
19
Social Psychological Models of Food Choice
41
Biological Influences on Energy Intake
59
Food Neophobia in Humans
75
The Role of Learning in Development of Food Preferences
93
Mood Emotions and Food Choice
113
Food Cravings and Addictions
141
The Impact of Advertising on Food Choice the Social Context of Advertising
227
Adolescents Food Choice and Vegetarianism
247
Intrafamily Influences on Food Choice at Midlife
263
Food Choices in Later Life
289
The Impact of Optimistic Bias on Dietary Behaviour
311
Implementation Intentions Strategic Automatization of Food Choice
329
The Use of the Stages of Change Model with Dietary Behaviours
345
What is a Healthy Diet Community?
357

Marketing Parameters and their Influence on Consumer Food Choice
161
The Role of Context in Food Choice Food Acceptance and Food Consumption
179
The Impact of the Media on Food Choice
201
Eating Behaviour in Obesity
375
Index
389
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