The Illusion of Control- Human Behavior and Donuts: Dr. Elissa Epel at TEDxSF

18/12/2012 21:50:34

Elissa S. Epel, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at UCSF. She is also a faculty mentor in the Health Psychology Postdoctoral Program, the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and the Robert Wood Johnson Health and Society Scholars Program on population health. She is a co-founder and now director of the UCSF Center for Obesity Assessment, Study, and Treatment COAST, Assistant Director of the Center for Health and Community, and Director of the Aging, Emotions, and Metabolism Laboratory. She received a BA in psychology from Stanford University, and a PhD in clinical psychology from Yale University, with a focus on health psychology. Through her research on stress and training in the Yale Center for Eating and Weight disorders, she became interested in the intricate relationships between chronic psychological stress, eating behavior, and energy balance. She completed a clinical internship focusing on Behavioral Medicine at the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System. With interdisciplinary colleagues, she is involved in clinical trial studies testing effects of stress reduction and mindfulness training on outcomes such as weight loss, rate of cellular aging, and birth outcomes. She is particularly interested in innovative ways to promote stress reduction using technology.

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Spoiled ass Americans

24/02/2016
David Siegel

This is unbelievably wrong. She should read "Why We Get Fat," by Gary Taubes. This is pseudoscience. She's right that we all have the illusion of control. She's wrong when she talks about diet and obesity. Maybe she wants these things to be true, but there's no evidence for any of her claims. 

20/11/2013
Henrietta Piggles

thanks for this upload. Very, very interesting. 

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