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Presidential Column

Spicing Up Psychological Science

I was once asked to explain why I love being a psychologist. First, I don’t think there is a better way to be trained in science. The difficulties of studying […]... More>


Presidential Column

Artificial Sweeteners: Outwitting the Wisdom of the Body?

Obesity, with its correlations to heart disease, diabetes and a multitude of other health problems, is one of our largest public health concerns. It also has a very large behavioral […]... More>


Presidential Column

Addicted to Food: An Interview With Bart Hoebel

Continuing with my exploration of the intersection of psychology, health, and dietary choices in these columns, this month I present an interview with ground-breaking food researcher Bart Hoebel, a Professor […]... More>


Presidential Column

Spicing Up Psychological Science (cont.)

The pleasure evoked by food attracts both scientists and artists. In the Presidential Symposium at the upcoming APS Convention in May, experts from both worlds will share their insights about […]... More>


Presidential Column

This Stigma of Obesity

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In the food and health sciences, the medical effects of obesity are well-documented and well-publicized. But, just as obesity may be associated with a variety of health issues, it can also bring a less well-understood effect: stigma and discrimination. In 2005, the battle against obesity stigma got a new champion: The Rudd Center at Yale. This is a beautiful example of psychological science making the world a better place. ... More>