Symbolic Interactionism and the Social Psychology of Eating Abstract The article from Time Magazine (published on April 3rd, 2010) called “Can Eating Junk Food Really Be an Addiction?” is about how the addictive and intrinsically alluring element of modern foods comes from a symbolic interactionist frame of reference. The article itself provides a demonstration of this concept from a social psychology standpoint. Using the concept of Symbolic interactionism and support from other scholarly sources, this paper assesses the importance of learned and shared behaviors in terms of the way western culture consumes food. Symbolic Interactionism and the Social Psychology of Eating Symbolic interactionism is an important concept in social...The end:
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