Zoe Warwick, Ph.D.
1992 Ph.D., Experimental Psychology, Duke University
1985 B.S., Psychology, Duke University
1983 - 1984 Visiting Student, University of Warwick (England)
MP316 x 410-455-2360
SS503B x 410-455-2360
My students and I
investigate the biobehavioral mechanisms by which high-fat foods
promote overeating and weight gain. We study the contribution of
oral, gastric and postgastric signals; the role of learning and
experience; and the integration of the signals in the control of
meal size and satiety. Recent findings include:
The dose-response relationship between dietary fat
content and spontaneous caloric intake in rat (Warwick, 2003)
High-fat foods promote overeating via mechanisms that are independent
of palatability (Warwick et al., 2002)
The behavioral expression of high-fat diet overeating includes both
larger meals and reduced satiety (Warwick et al., 2000; Warwick
et al., in press).
Fat calories are less effective than carbohydrate calories in entraining
anticipated satiety (Warwick et al., 1997)
Warwick, Z.S., Synowski, S.J., Rice, K.D., Smart, A.B. (in press).
Independent effects of diet palatability and fat content on bout
size and daily intake in rats. Physiology and Behavior.
Warwick, Z.S. (2003). Dietary fat dose-dependently increases
spontaneous caloric intake in rat. Obesity Research, 11, 859-864.
Warwick, Z.S., Synowski, S.J., Bell, K.R. (2002). Dietary fat
content affects energy intake and weight gain independent of diet
caloric density in rats. Physiology and Behavior., 77, 85-90.
Warwick, Z.S., McGuire, C.M.,Bowen, K.J.; Synowski, S.J. (2000).
Behavioral expression of high-fat diet hyperphagia: meal size, satiety,
and adjustment of intake. American Journal of Physiology, 278, R196-R200.
Warwick, Z.S.; Synowski, S.J. (1999). Effect of food deprivation
and maintenance diet composition on fat preference and acceptance
in rat. Physiology and Behavior, 68, 235-239.
THE LAB TEAM
Kimberly R. Bell
Steve J. Synowski
Undergraduate students play an important role in all aspects of
lab work, including data collection, equipment modification, data
entry and analysis, and preparation of findings for presentation
and publication. Many students have had their contributions recognized
by authorship on peer-reviewed publications. Interested students
should contact Dr. Warwick by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org)
to discuss available opportunities in the lab.
PSYC 331 -
Experimental Psychology: Design and Analysis I
PSYC 335 - Physiological Psychology
PSYC 363 - Eating: Normal and Abnormal
PSYC 696 - Seminar in Graduate Teaching of Psychology
PSYC 696c - Human Services Psychology Seminar in Eating Behavior
To learn more about Dr. Warwick, please see her curriculum