PSYC 382. Sustainable Behavior
Sustainability is meeting our needs without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs. This course will explore the primary scientific literature to understand the reciprocal influences between our biology of eating (evolution, culture, physiology) and the food-production system. Our goal is to understand the relationship between food choices, cognitive and mental health, and aging. Furthermore, those topics are set in the context of economically viable, ecologically sound, and ethical food production systems. After reading core materials, specific topics for in-depth reading will be negotiated by participants.