Hunger and satiety as conditioned reflexes

Booth, David A (1981) Hunger and satiety as conditioned reflexes. In: Weiner, Herbert, Hofer, Myron A and Stunkard, Albert J (eds.) Brain, Behavior and Bodily Disease. Research Publications: Association for Research in Nervous and Mental Disease, 59 . Raven Press, New York, pp. 143-160. ISBN 9780890044803

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How can a weak or biased appetite control mechanism arise and make a contribution to an individual's weight problem? In principle, physical pathology could occur, for example in the peripheral or central nervous system mechanisms critical to perception or action relative to nutrient needs. However, it is quite unnecessary to expect an individual's physical endowment to be outside the normal range if the control of eating is a problem. Unfortunate experience can create weaknesses or biases in the functioning of entirely normal neural and extraneural processes.

Item Type: Book Section
Schools and Departments: School of Psychology > Psychology
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF0180 Experimental psychology
Depositing User: prof. David Booth
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2015 13:46
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2015 13:46

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