Gregory Privitera, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology at St. Bonaventure University, will discuss global obesity and the influence of food environment on consumption during an upcoming lecture on campus.
The program, “Globesity: The Influence of Built Food Environments on Food Intake,” will begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the auditorium of the William F. Walsh Science Center. This is a free lecture and the public is invited.
Applying the theoretical model identified by Sobal & Wansink (2007), Privitera will speak about his research on how the built food environment influences food choice and intake, and the strategies researchers are now studying to enhance liking for healthier foods.
The aim of the talk is to evaluate the potential impact of built food environments on global obesity.
Privitera, who joined the university community in 2009, is a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps and holds undergraduate, master’s and doctoral degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
His research on behavioral health has appeared in a number of refereed journals, including Food & Nutrition Research, Appetite, and The Global Journal of Health Science. He also made a guest appearance last year to talk about his research on the Buffalo morning show “The Health Zone.” In addition, he is the author of several books, including “The Psychological Dieter: It’s Not All About The Calories” and “Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences.” His newest book, “Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences,” will be published in July.