Abdominal Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 5, pp 733–737 | Cite as

The psychology of obesity

  • Charles SwencionisEmail author
  • Sarah Litman Rendell


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 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology and Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva UniversityBronxUSA
  2. 2.Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva UniversityBronxUSA

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