Multimedia Resources

Includes On the Web and In the News links curated by the authors, along with other audio/video content.

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In the News: Can Puppies Protect Babies from Allergies and Obesity?

Description: This news article accompanies the In the News feature in this chapter.


Video 1: The Power of Motivation

Description: This video discusses a brief overview of the main psychological theories behind motivation.

Video 2: Thermoregulation

Description: Haveyou ever wondered why you sweat when you get too hot from running or shiver on a cold winter’s day?

Video 3: The Neurology of Taste

Description: Biologist Stuart Firestein, PhD, talks about how flavor makes it from your tongue to your brain.

Video 4: What If You Stopped Eating?

Description: What happens to your body without food?

Video 5: Why Dieting Usually Doesn’t Work

Description: Neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt talks about how our brains manage our bodies and why dieting not only doesn’t work, but is likely to do more harm than good.

Video 6: Neuroscience of Eating Disorders

Description: This video dispels myths and explores the neuroscience behind these disorders.


Audio 1: Genetics of Anorexia Nervosa

Description: Psychologist Cindy Bulik, PhD, from the University of North Carolina, talks about anorexia nervosa.


On the Web 1: Prader-Willi Syndrome/Prader-Willi Association

Description: The National Institutes of Health site Prader-Willi Syndrome is a valuable resource for practical as well as technical information about the disorder. The Prader-Willi Association site has information about the association, facts about the disorder, and research information.

On the Web 2: ChartsBin

Description: ChartsBin has a world map that is color-coded to show the daily calorie intake per person in each country. Mouse-over the country to see its name, calorie count, and changes since 1990.

On the Web 3: How the FTO Gene Causes Obesity

Description: The news article appeared in New Scientist.

On the Web 4: Overeaters Anonymous

Description: You’ve seen Alcoholics Anonymous’ 12-step program applied to all the other drug addictions; now it’s being used to manage compulsive overeating. Overeaters Anonymous has information about its organization and links to the sites of local help organizations.

On the Web 5: National Eating Disorders Association

Description: The National Eating Disorders Association provides information about anorexia, bulimia, obesity, binge eating disorder, and other disorders, as well as information about treatments.

On the Web 6: Internet Mental Health

Description: Internet Mental Health has information on diagnosis, treatment, and research related to anorexia and bulimia.