Social learning about food across development: Consequences for children’s food intake
Speaker: Jasmine DeJesus, University of Michigan
Title: Social learning about food across development: Consequences for children’s food intake
Abstract: My research investigates the origins and development of social and cultural reasoning, with a focus on food cognition. Food provides a unique way to study this topic, as it presents opportunities to ask questions about social and cultural influences on cognition in a domain that is characterized by both universality and cultural variability and is relevant for health across the lifespan. In my talk, I will present two lines of research that examine explicit and implicit messages that children receive about food in both experimental and naturalistic settings, with children's food intake as the primary outcome of interest. This program of research has implications for understanding how diverse contexts influence cognition and development, as well as important public health concerns.
Host: Psychology Department
Tuesday, January 9 at 1:30pm
Edward B. Bunn, S.J. Intercultural Center, 108
37th and O St., N.W., Washington