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Ingestive Behavior

Research in Psychological Sciences at Purdue focuses on the ways in which physiological, nutritional, developmental, genetic, sensory, experiential, and psychological factors are associated with appetitive and consummatory behaviors in human and nonhuman animal models.


The following faculty have research interest and expertise in the area of ingestive behavior:


Sample Courses

PSY322000 - Neuroscience of Motivated Behavior

(Credit Hours: 3.00). Neuroanatomical analyses of behavioral functions. Topics include movement, sexual behavior, maternal behavior, hunger, thirst, emotion, pain; addiction, biological rhythms, memory, evolution of the brain, language, hemispheric specialization, brain damage, brain remodeling during development and aging, correlates of cognitive processing. Typically offered Fall and Spring.

PSY61401- Special Topics in Ingestive Behavior

(Credit Hours: 3.00; cross-listed as NUTR 61600) Explore, in-depth, important and current issues in ingestive behavior: enhance critical thinking skill; and acquire professional skills (e.g., organizational, interpersonal) and develop rapport with scholars in the field. Typically offered in even ending years. Typically offered Spring.