The psychology of obesity
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- Swencionis, C. & Rendell, S.L. Abdom Radiol (2012) 37: 733. doi:10.1007/s00261-012-9863-9
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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.