Nutrition and Psychology

Psychology has been applied to the field of sports so that athletes can maximize their ability on the playing field and to the legal system so that the validity of eyewitness memory can be better understood. Businesses have long relied on psychologists for selection methods and tests for personnel, yet one discipline has yet to be tapped the field of nutrition. As is true of exercise, eating is a behavior important for optimal health. Eating meets basic biological needs, yet many people suffer health problems due to poor eating choices. For example, some people eat too much food for their level of activity and gradually become obese. Others restrict their food intake severely, resulting in serious health problems and even death. Drastically limiting food intake is often motivated by psychosocial factors such as a misguided desire to improve physical appearance or to enhance athletic performance. Good nutritional practices and weight control are two related but different issues in health psychology. Positive health behaviors include eating all necessary nutrients while preventing an accumulation of excess body fat. Body weight can be lost through starvation, but this is dangerous to health and results in undesirable losses of muscle and bone mass. Another important fact is that many adults who lose weight eventually regain it in the form of fat. This happens because they revert to previous eating and exercise patterns. Maintenance of a healthy body weight is central to good health.

  • The Discipline of Psychology and Nutrition
  • Perception, Visualization, and Eating Patterns
  • Psychoanalytic Approach and Eating Patterns
  • Biology and Eating Behaviour
  • Sleep Deprivation and Hunger
  • Cross-Cultural Differences and Eating Behaviour
  • Psychiatric Nutritional treatment
  • Evolutionary Psychology’s Explanation for Obesity and, Anorexia and Nervosa in Western Society

Related Conference of Nutrition and Psychology

April 12-14, 2018

19th International Congress on Nutrition & Health

Amsterdam, Netherlands
May 24-26, 2018

15th International Conference on Clinical Nutrition

Vienna, Austria
June 11-13, 2018

21st European Nutrition and Dietetics Conference

Dublin, Ireland
July 09-10, 2018

21st World Congress on Nutrition & Food Sciences

Sydney, Australia
September 7- 8, 2018

27th World Congress on Diet, Nutrition and Obesity

Auckland, New Zealand
July 18-19, 2018, Czech Republic, Prague

World Congress on Nutraceuticals and Natural Medicine

September 24-25, 2018

8th Annual Congress on Probiotics & Functional Foods

Tokyo, Japan
August 9- 10 2018

28th World Nutrition Congress

Manila, Philippines
September 13-15, 2018

17th World Congress on Nutrition and Food Chemistry

London, UK
September 19-20, 2018

21st International Conference on Nutrition and Fitness Summit and Expo

Vancouver, Ontario, Canada
September 24-25, 2018

8th World Congress on Nutraceuticals & Functional Foods

Tokyo, Japan
November 14-16, 2018

4th International Conference on Sports Medicine and Fitness

Edinburgh, Scotland
November 02-03, 2018

29th Annual Meeting on Nutrition & Food Sciences

Bangkok, Thailand

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