This is a multidisciplinary course that explores the many dimensions of food. It is not explicitly a psychology course, although it is listed in the psychology department. Of course, psychology represents one of the major perspectives on food.
The course is limited to 16 honors undergraduates. Most of these will be Benjamin Franklin or University Scholars, but others with excellent records may apply. The course involves many writing and experiential activities and no examinations.
Many more students apply to the course than can be admitted. There is no particular student who gets preference for admission, assuming excellent academics. Rather, it is our aim to create a class with a wide representation of culinary experiences (e.g., students with experience living in different cultural contexts) and with a wide range of majors (e.g., history, psychology, biology, anthropology, marketing, computer sciences, nursing). Students from all undergraduate schools are welcome.
Paul Rozin (Professor)
Matthew Ruby (post-doctoral fellow in cultural psychology)
Naomi Arbit (graduate student in nutrition and psychology)
Permits will be issued for students who are accepted into the course. In case of any questions about the application process, please email Matthew Ruby (email@example.com).
Please fill out this Google form if you wish to apply for a slot in Psychology 070: