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Welcome to Eating Psychology with Betty, the series that explores the biology, genetics, social and learned behaviors of tasting and eating food. Eating is a sensory experience that is truly unique for everyone. We are each different in what makes us hungry, what we like to eat, why we dislike certain foods, how much we eat and when we eat. Eating Psychology with Betty is a research-based learning experience that you can immediately apply to your daily life and the eating habits of your family.

New episodes of Eating Psychology with Betty premiere Tuesdays at 11:30 p.m. on Arizona PBS (8.1) with additional airings Sundays at 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Life (8.2).

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Eating Psychology with Betty 108

You start learning to like flavors you are familiar with beginning prenatally, when the amniotic fluid is flavored by what your mother eats. This type of learning continues throughout life but is particularly important before the age of two. In this episode we discuss neophobia, fear of new, which is a characteristic of all young children and some adults in regard to new foods.

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