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Psychology Professor’s Expertise Helps New Yorker Article Explain Food Cravings

Research by Mark Bouton, a biobehaviorial psychologist who holds the Robert B. Lawson Green and Gold professorship, is cited in a New Yorker article examining the way humans approach hunger in modern life. Environmental cues are thought to play a major role in how we conceive of and deal with hunger, and what foods we gravitate towards. Bouton is key in asserting this idea of external cues on hunger and food choice. Read the story…