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Cornell University    
 
    
 
  Feb 21, 2018
 
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NS 3150 - Obesity and the Regulation of Body Weight

(crosslisted) PSYCH 3150  
     
Spring. Offered even alternate years. 3 credits.

Prerequisite: NS 1150 , PSYCH 1101 . Enrollment limited to: Junior or senior students. Others by instructor permission only.

D. Levitsky.

Multidisciplinary discussion of the causes, effects, and treatments of human obesity. Topics include the biopsychology of eating behavior, the genetics of obesity, the role of activity and energy metabolism, the psychosocial determinants of obesity, anorexia nervosa, therapy and its effectiveness, and social discrimination.

Outcome 1: Familiarize students with the breadth of knowledge, theories, and therapies concerning energy balance and the control of food intake and energy expenditure.



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