10 Credits SPRING

Aims/Description: This module will cover key theories and empirical research on the psychology of eating behaviours and weight management. We will consider the main drivers of eating behaviours and strategies to reduce overconsumption, as well as considering effective strategies for weight loss and weight loss maintenance. Throughout the course, we will consider why some individuals are more susceptible to overconsumption and weight gain compared to others. We will also cover the stigma that people with obesity experience and consider stigma-reducing strategies. You will learn about the methods used and the challenges faced by researchers in this area. You will also have the opportunity to apply your learning to inform interventions and/or programmes to promote successful weight management and/or reduce weight stigma. The module will be delivered via lectures.

Restrictions on availability: Restricted to Psychology and HCS students

Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study,
Assessment: Course work

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Psychology):

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Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TN, UK