The psychology of eating : from healthy to disordered behavior / Jane Ogden. Ogden, Jane, 1966-
Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010.
xii, 378 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
A highly respected scholar, Ogden (health psychology, Univ. of Surrey, UK) has done a masterful job of updating the book and, more important, integrating the interdisciplinary research findings into a broad-based framework. Accordingly, this is the most comprehensive treatment of the subject currently available...Ogden's writing style is engaging, and her model of diet creative and useful. Including 62 pages of scholarly references, this comprehensive volume offers a feast of information. Overall this book provides an interesting insight into the psychology of eating and should be a useful resource for those who work in the field of nutrition and dietetics, particularly those who work in weight loss, obesity treatment or the treatment of eating disorders. It should also be a useful read for anyone who wants to understand more about why we eat what we eat, and why many have eating habits/behaviours that may not always be good for their health.