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How We Eat

Appetite, Culture, and the Psychology of Food

Leon Rappoport

175 pages
Ecw Press

Rappoport treats the dinner table like a Freudian couch, asking us to lie back and spill our guts. Tracing our culinary customs from the Stone Age to the stovetop range, he illuminates our complex and often contradictory eating habits, and suggests that perhaps we are what we eat.

Author Bio

Leon Rappoport, is a professor specializing in personality and social psychology at Kansas State University. His research studies on food cognition have appeared in numerous journals, including "The American Behavioral Scientist" and "Appetite." He is the author of "The Holocaust and the Crisis of Human Behavior," "Personality Development," and "Zen Running." He lives in Manhattan, Kansas.