Why do we overeat?
Rates of childhood obesity have tripled in the last 2 decades (Weir, 2012). The APA has a growing body of literature reflecting this concern regarding childhood obesity. We know that eating is not motivated by physical hunger alone. For example, have you ever eaten when you were already full? For this assignment you will explore some of the factors that contribute to overeating.
For this Essay, complete the following steps:
Review the following resources:
America’s Food and Health Watchdog website: https://cspinet.org/ (opens in a new window)
American Psychological Association’s website: https://www.apa.org/monitor/2012/12/cover-obesity (opens in a new window).
Thoroughly discuss the following:
Suppose that you are a psychologist who studies motivation. You are working with a nutritionist whose goal it is to design an informational flyer, brochure, or poster appropriate for a middle school lunchroom. Your common goal is to motivate children to make healthier food choices. What psychological theories or literature would you explain to, and discuss with, the Nutritionist? Be specific. Your assignment is not to design a poster, rather, discuss the appropriate psychological information with the designer. You must cite a source from your text and at least 2 other academic sources. Creativity is encouraged!
Citing Sources: You must use APA style to reference your source(s) at the end of your submission. For this assignment, you must include reference information for your textbook, the podcast and the article. Information on how to format reference information (including a reference generator) in APA style can be found on the Purdue Online Writing Lab website at https://owl.purdue.edu/owl/research_and_citation/apa_style/apa_formatting_and_style_guide/general_format.html (opens in a new window).