A Multidisciplinary Approach On Nutrition And Behavior

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This book provides readers with information through the use of a multidisciplinary approach on how the areas of nutrition and psychology connect. The book is comprised of 15 chapters where chapter contents include: concepts and models in nutrition and behavior; effects of chronic and acute forms of under nutrition; dietary supplements, mental performance and behavior; alcohol, brain functioning and behavior; and behavioral aspects of overweight and obesity. The book concludes with an appendix and an index section respectively.
Author’s Background and Credentials:
John Worobey is at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
Beverley J. Tepper is at Rutgers University, New Jersey, USA.
Robin B. Kanarek is at Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, USA.
Scholarly Evaluation:
As with any other field, in nutrition and behavior, the concept of validity is largely established through scientific research methods. Among the research strategies employed are experimental and correlational approaches. Correlational studies examine the relationship between variables and are unable to determine causality. For instance, within, the study of nutrition and behavior, a correlational strategy could be used to establish relationships between variables such as sugar intake and activity level. Upon establishing a correlation between 2 variables, a formal hypothesis about the relationship may be developed and can be tested with an experimental design. Experimental approaches therefore “have the…
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