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Psychology of Eating Disorders - Online Live

Day of week:
Real time Online
Mixed Level
10:00 - 15:00
1 week

This Psychology of Eating Disorders course is an online course delivered using Zoom, in real time with live interaction with your tutor and fellow learners. It forms part of a series of sessions exploring the Psychology of mental health. This one-day course offers students the opportunity to learn about the key theories and research for eating disorders.

The session will cover some of the following:
• Evolutionary explanations for food preferences
• Neural & hormonal mechanisms in the control of eating behaviour
• Biological and psychological explanations for anorexia and obesity

This course is educational rather than therapeutic. General broad ideas will be shared and discussed amongst the group. There could be some sharing of personal experiences. This course is not a replacement for personal therapy and this element will be carefully managed by the tutor.

How will I be taught?

The course will consist of a mixture of tutor input, group activities and discussion. The emphasis will be on participation and sharing of ideas. If you have a disability and think it may affect your learning in the classroom, or using any of our other services, please speak to us in confidence as soon as possible. We will discuss options with you and do our best to provide the support you would like.

This is an introductory course, so you are not expected to bring any knowledge, but we will be interested to find out how much you have gained from the course by the end.

What do I need to have with me?

Pen and paper for notes might be useful but we advise students not to purchase equipment, books or materials until after the first session of the course unless otherwise stated. Bring along a willingness to take part in good discussions.

What can I do next?

On completion of the course you will have a good understanding of the some of the perspectives that underpin psychology. These key principles can the be applied to all other areas in psychology and you will have a good grounding of psychological theory to then study the introductory courses or more subject specific short courses. The introductory 11-week courses would be an ideal follow on, such as Psychopathology.

See our website at for further information or ask your tutor for details.

What do I need to join the course

You will need access to a computer/laptop/iPad/Tablet/Smartphone with internet connection to attend classes via Zoom.

Anybody can join the course.

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If you require any information about joining this online course then please call 03000 41 40 25* and quote the Course Code TWL/103984/J/NC.

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