|Expertise ● FPN - Eating Behaviour, Cognitive Behavioural Interventions, Neuroimaging|
In the faculty of Psychology & Neuroscience (FPN) a group of psychologists
studies eating behavior, obesity, dieting and eating disorders. All
highly prevalent problems in our society. Not only physical and societal
factors play an important role in these problems, but also psychological
factors. For example, eating behavior is related to personality
characteristics such as reward sensitivity and disinhibition tendencies.
In addition, cognitive factors, such as biased information processing
are related to eating behavior. Finally, learning/conditioning processes
appear to play a critical role in eating behavior. Weight problems and
eating disorders also have psychological consequences, such as
depressive symptoms, low self-esteem and social interaction problems.