Explanations for obesity


A Level


5m 50s
In this podcast we’re going to examine biological theories of obesity, namely the genetic, evolutionary and neural explanations, as well as psychological theories, namely restraint theory, disinhibition and the boundary model. We’re also have a look at explanations for the success and failure of dieting, as they relate to reasons for obesity


Jean Marc Lawton


Biological & psychological explanations for obesity - task

  • Listen to the podcast on biological and psychological explanations for obesity and make notes as you do, that will allow you to construct mind maps on the two following headings:

1] Biological explanations for obesity

2] Psychological explanations for obesity

  • You may find that you need to listen to the podcast more than once to achieve this

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