Denison Hosts Visit by Prominent Cultural Psychologist
Date of Event: April 8, 2010
Posted: March 26, 2010
The Denison University Department of Pyschology’s J. R. Kantor Memorial Lecture series will sponsor a lecture by psychologist Paul Rozin on “Food Intake and Food Choice: Enjoying Eating and Being Healthy in the 21st Century Developed World” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, in the Slayter Hall Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). The lecture is free and open to the public.
Rozin’s work focuses on the biological, psychological and cultural factors determining individual food choice and the role food plays in human life. In his comparative studies of food attitudes and the function of pleasure in culture, Rozin has conducted research in the United States, France, Japan and India. He also studies ambivalence toward certain food, such as meat and chocolate. In addition, Rozin has been contributing to research in other areas of psychology, most notably positive psychology and ethnopolitical conflict.
The J. R. Kantor Memorial Lecture Series Fund enables the Denison psychology department to bring prominent psychologists to campus.
CALENDAR LISTING: Denison University, Granville — Paul Rozin, researcher in the psychology of food, will discuss “Food Intake and Food Choice: Enjoying Eating and Being Healthy in the 21st Century Developed World” at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 8, in the Slayter Hall Auditorium (200 Ridge Road). Free and open to the public. For more information, contact 740-587-8545 or visit www.denison.edu.
Denison University, founded in 1831, is an independent, residential liberal arts institution located in Granville, Ohio. A highly selective college enrolling 2,100 full-time undergraduate students from all 50 states and dozens of foreign countries, Denison is a place where innovative faculty and motivated students collaborate in rigorous scholarship, civic engagement and the cultivation of independent thinking.
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