By Matt Cicoria, M.S., BCBA
Host, The Behavioral Observations Podcast
In Session 11 of The Behavioral Observations Podcast, I chat with a my good friend Dr. Erin Rasmussen from Idaho State University about her upcoming grant funded study on food insecurity and obesity.
In our discussion we talk about animal models of obesity, behavioral economics and delay discounting, mindful eating, common sense practices for weight loss, and more!
There are so many links that go along with this episode that I have decided to put them in a bullet list (apologies to the various teachers who have attempted to teach me how to write).
- Erin’s Health Decision-Making Laboratory website, which discusses her research program
- The movie Harry that Erin referenced
- The iPromptU app
- The Morrison et al. (2014) study on ACT and delay discounting
- The bSci21.org article on Delay Discounting
- The evening news clip that discusses Erin’s project (Yay dissemination!)
This is not only a fascinating program of study, it’s a great lesson in dissemination, where animal models of behavior lead to potential treatment applications. I can’t wait for this study’s results!