Abdominal Imaging

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 733-737

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The psychology of obesity

  • Charles SwencionisAffiliated withFerkauf Graduate School of Psychology and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University Email author 
  • , Sarah Litman RendellAffiliated withFerkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University

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G. Stanley Hall, the first person to earn a Ph.D. in psychology in the United States, did research on eating behaviors in the nineteenth century (Lepore in The New Yorker, 2011). Research on psychological aspects of obesity accelerated in the 1950s and there has been a great deal done at this point. We review areas of considerable activity and relevance.


Psychology Obesity Bariatric surgery Obesigenic environment Food addiction Satiety