95825 - Nutrition and Psychological and Cognitive Wellbeing

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  • Teacher Alessia Tessari

  • Credits 6

  • SSD M-PSI/01

  • Teaching Mode Traditional lectures

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Rimini

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Human Nutrition, Well-Being And Health (cod. 5812)

  • Teaching resources on Virtuale

  • Course Timetable from Mar 02, 2022 to May 25, 2022


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being

Academic Year 2021/2022

Learning outcomes

The course will address issues related to the role of eating habits in both cognitive and psychological well-being. Furthermore, the course will adress how food is represented in our mind, how it can influence our eating habits and how they can be altered in eating and body representation disorders.

Course contents

  • Theoretical and methodological introduction
  • Motivational circuits and nutrition
  • Eating disorders
  • the representation of food in the brain
  • Altered representation of food in the brain in eating disorders
  • Food and action


The study will be based on the slides of the lectures that can be downloaded from the "Virtual" site and scientific papers

Teaching methods

Teaching course and lab experiences

Assessment methods

Written exam with 3 open questions on the main topics of the course.

To pass the exam ALL THREE answers must be SUFFICIENT

Teaching tools

The slides of the course will be uploaded to: https://virtuale.unibo.it/

Office hours

See the website of Alessia Tessari