Professor David Booth PhD DSc

Professor David Booth

School of Psychology
Honorary Professor

Contact details

School of Psychology
University of Birmingham
B15 2TT

David Booth investigates the ways in which an individual's life works. His research and teaching centre on the processes in the mind that situate actions and reactions by people, members of other species and, indeed, socially intelligent engineered systems.


MA 1963, BA 1958, Chemistry with Biochemistry, Oxford University

BSc 1960 (by thesis), Oxford University

BA 1962, Psychology & Philosophy, Birkbeck London University

PhD 1964 (by thesis), Biochemistry, Institute of Psychiatry, BPGMF London University

DSc 1977 (by publications), Psychology, University of Birmingham


Fundamental Psychology

  • Individual Cognition, Motivation and Emotion
  • Cognitive bio-social approaches to human and animal life

Applied Psychology

  • Health Psychology; Psychology in physical medicine
  • Customer Psychology; Psychology of product development

An individual's mentation in a situation

Individualised cognitive analysis provides direct evidence as to what is going on in a person's mind (or in any well adapted system's performance) while tackling a task such as recognising and acting appropriately towards an object, a social situation, an emotional state or a bodily sensation. The evidence can be purely verbal, from an adequately structured conversation, or can be concrete actions or expressed dispositions in response to physically defined stimuli or culturally meaningful symbols (such as words or pictures).

My approach is to compare the person's responses to variants of the situation under test that disconfound features from each other and from their context. The data from one test occasion are analysed by normed multi-channel discrimination scaling: this is the simplest formulation of the classic ideas of dimensions of mental processing, learnt Gestalten and the just noticeable difference, and in that sense forms the logical foundation of all psychology.

For more information see the multimodal perception group pages and research into the social psychology of empathy.

Nutritive and other health-related activities

Much of my research in Health Psychology concerns the consequences for long-term health of habitual patterns of eating, drinking and moving about. A "psychosocial short-cut" to identifying and advising on the healthier sorts of custom is to relate diverse individuals' choices as described in their culture to outcomes for their health, such as overweight and obesity, diabetes and high blood pressure. This new approach to psychometrics was first developed for long-term avoidance of body-weight gain. The directly evidence-based individual tailoring of advice it enables is now being extended to: the assessment and reduction of individuals' fat and salt intakes; the efficacy of management of joint mobility and pain in arthritis, rheumatic fatigue and cardiovascular health following heart surgery; and the development of interactive digital media for evidence-based health education in youngsters and adults.

Social cognitive path analyses have been developed from the psychology of dieting and (failures in) weight control. They are being extended to psychological problems in physical medicine, such as coping with the diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis at a relatively young age. More open-ended investigations are also conducted into the personal meaning and social functions of the healthy and unhealthy practices.

Such social psychological approaches to health need underpinning by understanding of the "psychobiological system," i.e. the physiological consequences of the healthier and less healthy behaviour and their feedback onto such activities through the brain. This is vital for relating the advised behaviour both to effective support from the environment (such as food formulations and services) and to the physical effects of any medical interventions.

Thus, we continue research on the visceral and metabolic after-effects of eating and drinking that satiate hunger and thirst, modulate intellectual and social performance and mood, and induce preferences and aversions all usually via some processes of learning. This work uses intakes and ratings in the way we first developed, to measure manipulated physiological processes that have been disconfounded from the learnt expectations triggered by sensory stimulation, linguistic information and social context. (This contrasts with the dominant practice of assuming that parameters of nutrient intake and the wordings of ratings measure particular influences on appetite.) The satiating effects of fats and carbohydrates and the cognitive effects of caffeine are under study by dose-response designs within individuals as they ingest food and drink in a familiar way.

For more information see 'Applied Biosocial Cognition' in the health psychology pages, and the enABLEr/s site.

Psychological science of service and product uses

Individual cognition is uniquely capable of measuring simultaneously the actual material ("sensory") and symbolic ("marketing") influences on each customer's shopping and usage choices (and on the descriptions to which product sensory profiling and marketing concept specification are limited). Aspects of the physical product and marketed brand interact in the individual user's mind and their joint impact on behaviour is modelled by discrimination scaling of that person's disposition to acquire the various propositions generated at that stage of product development. Aggregation of these personally ideal hyper-spaces across a representative panel or sampled sub-segments gives uniquely precise and operational estimates of current market response.

This approach has been implemented in a number of academic and commercial demonstrations. It is being compared with currently established statistical treatments of grouped verbal data from sensory and market research. It is also being used to understand the neurophysiological receptor types through which manufacturing processes stimulate the cognitive integration of individuals choices and pleasures from texture, flavour and appearance of important food and drink products in everyday usages.

For more information see the multimodal perception group pages.

Groups relating to research

Research Group on Empathy in the School of Psychology's Developmental, Social and Applied Grouping

Multimodal research in the School of Psychology's Perceptual Systems Grouping

Research Group on Applied Biosocial Cognition in the School of Psychology's Health Psychology Grouping


The multidisciplinary journal Appetite - research on eating & drinking


Arranged by topic: David Booth (Psychology) - Research Activities

In reverse order of date of publication:-

Booth, D.A. (in press). "I like it!" Preference actions separated from hedonic reactions. Journal of Sensory Studies

Booth, D.A., & Laguna-Camacho, A. (2015), Physical versus psychosocial measurement of influences on obesity. Comment on Durandhar et al. [Letter to the Editor.] International Journal of Obesity and Related Metabolic Disorders 39(7), 1177-1178. DOI: 10.1038/ijo.2015.62 

Laguna-Camacho, A., & Booth, D.A. (2015). Meals described as healthy or unhealthy match public health education in England. Appetite 87, 283-287. 

Booth, D.A. (2015). Scientific measurement of sensory preferences using stimulus tetrads. Journal of Sensory Studies 30, 108-127.   

Booth, D.A. (2015). Chemosensory influences on eating and drinking, and their cognitive mediation. In Nutrition and Chemosensation edited by Alan R. Hirsch (Taylor & Francis), 221-294. 

Booth, D.A., & Freeman, R.P.J. (2014). Mind-reading versus neuromarketing: how does a product make an impact on the consumer? Journal of Consumer Marketing 31 (3), 177-189. DOI: 10.1108/JCM-08-2013-0674

Booth, D.A. (2013). Measuring sensory and marketing influences on consumers' choices among food and beverage product brands. Trends in Food Science and Technology 26, 123-142. DOI: 10.1016/j.tifs.2013.11.002  

Booth, D.A. (2013). Configuring of extero- and interoceptive senses in actions on food. Multisensory Research 26, 123-142. DOI:10.1163/22134808-00002395 PDF

Yankouskaya, A., Booth, D.A., & Humphreys, G.W. (2012). Interactions between facial emotion and identity in face processing: evidence based on redundancy gains. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics 74, 1692-1771. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-012-0345-5

Booth, D.A., Jarvandi, S., & Thibault, L. (2012). Food after deprivation rewards the earlier eating.  Appetite 59, 790-795. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.07.014  PDF 

Jarvandi, S., Booth, D.A., & Thibault, L. (2012). Reinforcement of anticipatory eating by short as well as long fasts. Appetite 59, 224-227. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2012.05.006  PDF   

Booth, D.A., & Nouwen, A. (2011). Weight is controlled by eating patterns, not by foods or drugs. Reply to comments on “Satiety -- no way to slim.” Appetite 57(3), 784-790. DOI: 10:1016/j.appet.2011.10.002  PDF  

Booth, D.A., Sharpe, O., Freeman, R.P.J., & Conner, M.T. (2011). Insight into sight, touch, taste and smell by multiple discriminations from norm. Seeing and Perceiving 24, 485-511, 639 (in Collection of papers on “Multisensorial Perception”). DOI: 10.1163/187847511X588773 and 10.1163/187847611X603774  PDF 

Booth, D.A., Sharpe, O., & Conner, M.T. (2011). Differential gustatory sensitivity to caffeine in normal use points to supertasters, tasters and non-tasters. Chemosensory Perception 4, 154-169. DOI: 10.1007/s12078-011-9092-6  PDF 

Knibb, R.C., & Booth, D.A. (2011). Situation-specific cognitive behavioural self-therapy for erroneously suspected allergy or intolerance to a food. A short self-assessment tool. Appetite 57, 439-442. DOI: 10:1016/j.appet.2011.06.006 PDF 

Booth, D.A., Freeman, R.P.J., Konle, M., Wainwright, C.J., & Sharpe, O. (2011). Perception as interacting psychophysical functions. Could the configuring of features replace a specialised receptor? Perception 40, 509-529. DOI: 10:1068/p6688  PDF 

Booth, D.A., Sharpe, O., & Conner, M.T. (2011). Discrimination without description of differences. Implicit or fully subconscious? PDF

Mobini, S., Platts, R.G., & Booth, D.A. (2011). Haptic signals of texture while eating a food. Multisensory cognition as interacting discriminations from norm. Appetite 56, 386-393. PDF

Booth, D.A., & Booth, P. (2011). Targeting cultural changes supportive of the healthiest lifestyle patterns. A biosocial evidence-base for prevention of obesity. Appetite 56, 210-221. [Review paper] PDF

Booth, D.A, O’Leary, G., Li, L., & Higgs, S. (2011). Aversive viscerally referred states and thirst accompanying the sating of hunger motivation by rapid digestion of glucosaccharides. Physiology and Behavior 102, 373-381. PDF

Booth, D.A., Kendal-Reed, M.S., & Freeman, R.P.J. (2010). A strawberry by any other name would smell as sweet, green, fruity and buttery. Multisensory cognition of a food aroma. Appetite 55, 738-741. PDF

Booth, D.A., & Nouwen, A. (2010). Satiety - no way to slim. Appetite 55, 718-721. PDF [Comments published in 2011, with Reply: Booth & Nouwen 2011]

Freeman, R.P.J., & Booth, D.A. (2010). Users of ‘diet’ drinks who think that sweetness is calories. Appetite 55, 152-155. PDF

Booth, D.A., Higgs, S., Schneider, J., & Klinkenberg, I. (2010). Learned liking versus inborn delight. Can sweetness give sensual pleasure or is it just motivating? Psychological Science 21, 1656-1663. PDF

Goodchild, C.E., Treharne, G.J., Booth, D.A., & Bowman, S.J. (2010). Daytime patterning of fatigue and its associations with the previous night’s discomfort and poor sleep among women with primary Sjögren’s syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis. Musculoskeletal Care, 8, 107-117. PDF

Booth, D.A. (2009). The basics of quantitative judgment. How to rate the strength of appetite for food and its sating. Appetite 53, 438-441. DOI : 10.1016/ j.appet.2009.08.003 PDF

Booth, D.A. (2009). Lines, dashed lines and “scale” ex-tricks. Objective measurements of appetite versus subjective tests of intake. Appetite 53, 434-437. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2009.08.004 PDF

Booth, D.A., & Conner, M.T. (2009). Salt in bread. [Letter to the Editor] Journal of Food Science 74(3), vii-viii. PDF

Booth, D.A. (2009). Learnt reduction in the size of a meal. Measurement of the sensory-gastric inhibition from conditioned satiety. Appetite 52, 745-749. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2009.02.008 PDF

Chechlacz, M., Rotshtein, P., Klamer, S., Preissl, H., Porubska, K., Higgs, S., Booth, D., Abele, H., Birbaumer, N., & Nouwen, A. (2009). Diabetes dietary management alters responses to food pictures in brain regions associated with motivation and emotion: an fMRI study. Diabetologia 52(3), 524-533. DOI: 10.1007/s00125-008-1253-z   MS without Figures at PDF

Jarvandi, S., Thibault, L., & Booth, D.A. (2009). Rats learn to eat more to avoid hunger. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 62 (4), 663-672. DOI: 10.1080/17470210802426858 PDF

Booth, D.A. (2008). Food consumption patterns to reduce and prevent obesity. Invited lecture to the School of Dietetics and Human Nutrition, McGill University, 27 November 2008. (MS PowerPoint - 397KB)

Booth, D.A. (2008). The 150-year-old science of ‘active virtual machines. Seminar at School of Computer Science, University of Birmingham, 13 November 2008. (MS PowerPoint - 931KB)

Kissileff, H.R., Booth, D.A., Thornton, J.C., Pi-Sunyer, F.X., Pierson, R.N., & Lee, J. (2008). Human food intake is discriminatively sensitive to gastric signaling. (Abstract, BFDG Liverpool) Appetite 51, 759. Slides with notes PDF

Booth, D.A. (2008). Physiological regulation through learnt control of appetites by contingencies among signals from external and internal environments. Appetite 51, 433-441. DOI: 10.1016/j.appet.2008.06.008 PDF

Booth, D.A. (2008). Salty, bitter, sweet and sour survive unscathed. Comment on Robert P. Erickson, A study of the science of taste: on the origins and influence of the core ideas. Brain and Behavioral Sciences 31, 76-77. DOI: 10.1017/S0140525X08003361 PDF

Goodchild, C.E., Treharne, G.J., Booth, D.A., Kitas, G.D., & Bowman, S.J. (2008). Measuring fatigue among women with Sjögren’s syndrome or rheumatoid arthritis: a comparison of the Profile of Fatigue (ProF) and the Multidimensional Fatigue Inventory (MFI). Musculoskeletal Care 6, 31-48. DOI: 10.1002/msc.124 PDF

Jarvandi, S., Booth, D.A., & Thibault, L. (2007). Hyper-homeostatic learning of anticipatory hunger in rats. Physiology & Behavior 92, 541-547.

Treharne, G.J., Lyons, A.C., Booth, D.A., & Kitas, G.D. (2007). Psychological well-being across 1 year with rheumatoid arthritis: coping resources as buffers of perceived stress. British Journal of Health Psychology 12, 323-345.

David Booth (2007). Conditioned taste aversions and the learnt controls of food intake. In Conditioned Taste Aversion, edited by A.J. Riley & K. Norman, Psychology Department, American University, Washington DC, USA. 'Highlight' for November 2007 on - viewable directly at

Booth, D.A., Treharne, G.J., Kitas, G.D., & Kumar, S. (2007). Avoidance of unhealthy fattening: a longstanding proposal. Appetite 48, 129-134. PDF

Booth, D.A., Thibault, L., Chesneau, C., & Baek, S. (2006). Getting evidence for most and least fattening local eating customs from individuals’ reports in their culture’s terms. Symposium on approaches to reducing obesity, BFDG, 20-21 April 2006, University of Birmingham (UK). (MS PowerPoint - 50KB)

Thibault, L., & Booth, D.A. (2006). Reinforcement of flavour-specific anticipatory hunger by lack of either protein or carbohydrate. Physiology and Behavior 88, 201-210.

Booth, D.A. (2006). Money as tool, money as resource: biology of the attractions of items for their own sake. Comment on S.E.G. Lea & P. Webley, Money as tool, money as drug: biological psychology of a strong incentive. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 29, 180-181. PDF

Richardson-Harman, N.J., & Booth, D.A. (2006). Do you like the sight or the feel of milk in coffee? Ecology and effortful attention in differential acuity and preference for sensed effects of milk substitute in vended coffee. Appetite 46, 130-136. PDF

Booth, D.A. (2005). Perceiving the texture of a food: biomechanical and cognitive mechanisms and their measurement. In E. Dickinson (Ed.), Food colloids: interactions, microstructure and processing, pp. 339-355. Cambridge: Royal Society of Chemistry. PDF

Goodchild, C.E., Platts, R.G., Treharne, G.J., & Booth, D.A. (2005). Excessive negative affect and deficient positive affect in anxiety and depression: balancing the valences in the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS). Health Psychology Update 14(2), 45-50. PDF

Booth, D.A. (2004). Scientific requirements for an engineered model of consciousness. (Submission with reviews and response.) PDF

Booth, D.A. (2004). How observations on oneself can be scientific. [Comment on S. Roberts, Self-experimentation as a source of new ideas: ten examples about sleep, mood, health, and weight] Behavioral and Brain Sciences 27, 262-263. PDF

Booth, D.A., Blair, A.J., Lewis, V.J., & Baek, S.H. (2004). Patterns of eating and movement that best maintain reduction in overweight. Appetite 43, 277-283. PDF

Treharne, G.J., Lyons, A.C., Booth, D.A., Mason, S.R., & Kitas, G.D. (2004). Reactions to disability in patients with early versus established rheumatoid arthritis. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 33, 30-38.

Bowman, S.J., Booth, D.A., Platts, R.G., & the UK Sjogren's Interest Group (2004). Questionnaire assessment of fatigue and general discomfort in primary Sjogren's syndrome. Rheumatology 43, 758-764.

Lwin, C.T.-T., Bishay, M., Platts, R.G., Booth, D.A., & Bowman, S.J. (2003). The assessment of fatigue in primary Sjogren's syndrome. Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology 32, 1-5.

Bowman, S.J., Booth, D.A., Platts, R.G., Field, A., Rostron, J., & the UK Sjogren's Interest Group (2003). Validation of the Sicca Symptoms Inventory for clinical studies of Sjogren's Syndrome. Journal of Rheumatology 30, 1259-1266.

Chamontin, A., Pretzer, G., & Booth, D.A. (2003). Ambiguity of 'snack' in British usage. Appetite 41, 21-29. PDF

Booth, D.A., Mobini, S., Earl, T., & Wainwright, C.J. (2003). Consumer-specified instrumental quality of short-dough cookie texture using penetrometry and break force. Journal of Food Science: Sensory and Nutritive Qualities of Food 68 (1), 382-387.

Booth, D.A., Mobini, S., Earl, T., & Wainwright, C.J. (2003). Market-optimum instrumental values from individual consumers discriminations of standard sensory quality of the texture of short-dough biscuits. Journal of Food Quality 26(5), 425-439.

Booth, D.A., Earl, T., & Mobini, S. (2003). Perceptual channels for the texture of a food. Appetite 40, 69-76.

Booth, D.A. (2003). Phenomenology is art, not psychological or neural science. Comment on S. Lehar, Gestalt isomorphism and the primacy of subjective conscious experience: a Gestalt Bubble model. Behavioral and Brain Sciences 26, 408-409. PDF

Booth, D.A. (2002). The enABLEr project: evidence-networking Application of Best-Life Education research. with Additional Document, EoI 5pp Sept02 (int_28321.doc). PDF

Knibb, R.C., Smith, D.M., Booth, D.A., Armstrong, A.M., Platts, R.G., Macdonald, A., & Booth, I.W. (2001). No unique role of nausea attributed to eating a food in the recalled acquisition of sensory aversion to that food. Appetite 36, 225-234. PDF

Guss, J.L., Kissileff, H.R., Walsh, B.T., & Booth, D.A. (2001). Words used by patients with bulimia nervosa and healthy controls to express sensations associated with different types of meal. Appetite 37, 141. [Poster of these findings presented at Qualitative Research Conference: PDF]

Booth, D.A., & Platts, R.G. (2000). Tool for assessing and reducing an individual's fat intake. Appetite 34, 107-108. Authors' manuscript, plus the short questionnaire Tool at: PDF

Gibson, E.L., & Booth, D.A. (2000). Food-conditioned odour rejection in the late stages of the meal, mediating learnt control of meal volume by after-effects of food consumption. Appetite 34, 295-303.

Knibb, R.C., Booth, D.A., Platts, R., Armstrong, A., Booth, I.W., & Macdonald, A. (2000). Consequences of perceived food intolerance for welfare, lifestyle and food choice practices, in a community sample. Psychology, Health & Medicine 5, 419-430.

Booth, D.A., & Knibb, R.C. (2000). What's the evidence that your problem comes from that food? Food Allergy and Intolerance 1, 191-200. PDF

Armstrong, A.M., MacDonald, A., Booth, I.W., Platts, R.G., Knibb, R.C., & Booth, D.A. (2000). Errors in memory for dietary intake and their reduction. Applied Cognitive Psychology 14, 183-191.

Knibb, R., Booth, D.A., Armstrong, A., Platts, R., Macdonald, A. & Booth, I.W. (1999). Episodic and semantic memory in reports of food intolerance. Applied Cognitive Psychology 13, 451-464.

Knibb, R.C., Armstrong, A.M., Booth, D.A., Platts, R.G., Booth, I.W., & Macdonald, A. (1999). Psychological characteristics of people with perceived food intolerance in a community sample. Journal of Psychosomatic Research 47, 545-554.

Booth, D.A., & Thibault, L. (1999). Macronutrient-specific hungers and satieties and their neural bases, learnt from pre- and post-ingestional effects of eating particular foodstuffs. In H.-R. Berthoud & R.J. Seeley (Eds.), Neural and metabolic control of macronutrient intake, pp. 61-91. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Booth, D.A. (1999). Optimisation of products' sensory and conceptual features for diverse consumers and uses. Trends in food science and technology (Proceedings of 4th International Food Convention, IFCON 98), pp. 475-486. Mysore: AFST(I)/CFTRI. ISBN 81-900556-0-7 PDF

Booth, D. (1998). Waist not, want not. In S. Griffiths & J. Wallace (Eds.), Consuming passions. Food in the age of anxiety, pp. 96-103. London: Manchester University Press.

Booth, D.A. (1998). Promoting culture supportive of the least fattening patterns of eating, drinking and physical activity. [Prevention of Obesity: Berzelius Symposium and 8th International Congress of Obesity Satellite] Appetite 31, 417-420.

Booth, D.A. (1997). The role of visceral afferents in the control of feeding behaviour. In Symposium on Visceral Afferents [Abstract] Proceedings of 23rd International Congress of Physiological Sciences, St Petersburg, July 1997.

Dibsdall, L.A., Wainwright, C.J., & Booth, D.A. (1997). Learning of expected satiation by food as identified from post-oral effects of its contents. [SSIB Abstract] Appetite 29, 393-394.

Armstrong, A., Macdonald, A., Booth, I.W., Platts, R., Knibb, R., & Booth, D.A. (1997). Consequences of perceived food intolerance for nutrient intake. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 56, 292A.

Santos, M.L.S., & Booth, D.A. (1996). Influences on meat avoidance among British students. Appetite 27, 197-205.

Dibsdall, L.A., Wainwright, C.J., Read, N.W., & Booth, D.A. (1996). How fats and carbohydrates in familiar foods contribute to everyday satiety by their sensory and physiological actions. British Food Journal 99, 142-147.

Booth, D.A., Dibsdall, L.A., & Read, N.W. (1996). Identifying roles for intestinal signals in the satiating effects of fats in human adults. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts 22, 17. (Abstract 15.9)

Booth, D.A. (1996). Measurement of hunger and satiety for long-term weight control. In A. Angel, G.H. Anderson, C. Bouchard, D. Lau, L. Leiter & R. Mendelson (Eds.), Progress in obesity research: 7, pp. 355-358. London: John Libbey.

Booth, D.A. (1995). Cognitive processes in odorant mixture assessment. Chemical Senses 20, 639-643.

Booth, D.A., Freeman, R.P.J., & Kendal-Reed, M.S. (1995). Recognition of aromas by subconscious cognitive integration of receptor patterns. In M. Rothe & H.-P. Kruse (Eds.), Aroma: perception, formation, evaluation, pp. 101-116. Potsdam: Deutsches Institut fur Ernahrungsforschung.

Booth, D. (1994-5). Tricky Stats (published entries to three competitions). The Psychologist 7(10), 437; 7(12), 533; 8(5), 196-7. PDF

Booth, D.A., Gibson, E.L., Toase, A.-M. & Freeman, R.P.J. (1994). Small objects of desire: the recognition of foods and drinks and its neural mechanisms. In C.R. Legg & D.A. Booth (Eds.) Appetite: neural and behavioural bases, pp. 98-126. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Booth, D.A. (1994). Recognition of objects by physical attributes. Continuing Commentary on: G.R. Lockhead. Psychophysical scaling: judgments of attributes or objects? Behavioral and Brain Sciences 17, 759-760.

Booth, D.A. (1994). Flavour quality as cognitive psychology: the applied science of mental mechanisms relating flavour descriptions to chemical and physical stimulation patterns. Food Quality and Preference 5, 41-54.

Booth, D.A. (1994). Acquired ingestive motivation and the structure of food recognition. In B.G. Galef, M. Mainardi & P. Valsecchi (Eds.), Behavioral aspects of feeding. [Ettore Majorana International Life Sciences Series, Volume 12] Pp. 37-61. Reading (UK) & Langhorne PA (USA): Harwood Academic Publishers.

Booth, D.A. (1994). Psychology of nutrition. London: Taylor & Francis / Hove: Psychology Press.

French, J.A., Blair, A.J., & Booth, D.A. (1994). Social situation and emotional state in eating and drinking. British Food Journal 96 (1), 39-44.

Booth, D.A., & Grinker, J.A. (1993). Learned control of meal size in spontaneously obese and nonobese bonnet macaque monkeys. Physiology and Behavior 53, 51-57.

Booth, D.A. (1993). A framework for neurophysiological studies of ingestion. In D.A. Booth (Ed.), Neurophysiology of ingestion. Pp. 1-17. Oxford: Pergamon Press. PDF

Booth, D.A., & Freeman, R.P.J. (1993). Discriminative feature integration by individuals. Acta Psychologica 84, 1-16.

Freeman, R.P.J., Richardson, N.J., Kendal-Reed, M.S., & Booth, D.A. (1993). Bases of a cognitive technology for food quality. British Food Journal 95 (9), 37-44.

Booth, D.A., & Freeman, R.P.J. (1993). Individuals’ integration of sensory and semantic features in discriminal object-recognition space. Two oral presentations at the Joint Meeting of the Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science and the Experimentyal Psychology Society, 15-17 July 1993, University of Toronto. PDF

Richardson, N.J., Booth, D.A., & Stanley, N.L. (1993). Effect of homogenization and fat content on oral perception of low and high viscosity model creams. Journal of Sensory Studies 8, 133-143.

French, J.A., Wainwright, C.J., Booth, D.A., & Hamilton, J. (1992). Effects of meat species and particle size on postprandial satiety. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society 51, 57A.

Blair, A.J., Lewis, V.J., & Booth, D.A. (1992). Response to leaflets about eating and shape by women concerned about their weight. Behavioural Psychotherapy (Clinical Section) 20, 279-286.

Lewis, V.J., Blair, A.J., & Booth, D.A. (1992). Outcome of group therapy for body-image emotionality and weight-control self-efficacy. Behavioural Psychotherapy (Clinical Section) 20, 155-166.

Booth, D.A. (1992). Determinants of individuals' brand choices: attitudinal and sensory interactions. British Food Journal 93 (9), 17-22.

Duggan, J.P., & Booth, D.A. (1991). Failure to demonstrate that accelerated gastric emptying after VMH lesions is secondary to excess weight gain. American Journal of Physiology (Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative Physiology) 261, R515-R516.

Booth, D.A. (1991). Influences on human drinking behaviour. In D.J. Ramsay & D.A. Booth (Eds.), Thirst: physiological and psychological aspects. Pp. 52-72. London: Springer-Verlag.

Harris, G., Thomas, A., & Booth, D.A. (1991). Development of salt taste preference in infancy. Developmental Psychology 26, 534-538.

Booth, D.A. (1991). Learned ingestive motivation and the pleasures of the palate. In R.C. Bolles (Ed.), The hedonics of taste. Pp. 29-58. Hillsdale NJ: Erlbaum.

Booth, D.A. (1991). Protein- and carbohydrate-specific cravings: neuroscience and sociology. In M.I. Friedman, M.G. Tordoff & M.R. Kare (Eds.), Chemical senses, Volume 4: Appetite and nutrition. Pp. 261-276. New York: Marcel Dekker.

Booth, D.A. (1991). Sweeteners and body weight. In S. Marie & J.R. Piggott (Eds.), Handbook of sweeteners. Pp. 248-264. Glasgow: Blackie / New York: Van Nostrand Reinhold.

Booth, D.A. (1990). Designing products for individual customers. In R.L. McBride & H.J.H. MacFie (Eds.), Psychological bases of sensory evaluation. Pp. 163-193. London: Elsevier Applied Science.

Blair, A.J., Lewis, V.J., & Booth, D.A. (1990). Does emotional eating interfere with attempts at weight control in women? Appetite 15, 151-157.

Booth, D.A., Lewis, V.J., & Blair, A.J. (1990). Dietary restraint and binge eating: pseudo-quantitative anthropology for a medicalised problem habit? Appetite 14, 116-119.

Kirk-Smith, M.D., & Booth, D.A. (1990). Effects of five odorants on mood and assessment of other people. In D.W. Macdonald, D. Muller-Schwartz & S. Natynczuk (Eds.), Chemical signals in vertebrates, V. Pp. 48-54. London: Oxford University Press.

Booth, D.A., & Baker, B.J. (1990). dl-Fenfluramine challenge to nutrient-specific textural preference conditioned by concurrent presentation of two diets. Behavioral Neuroscience 104, 226-229.

Baker, B.J., & Booth, D.A. (1990). Effects of dl-fenfluramine on dextrin and casein intakes influenced by textural preferences. Behavioral Neuroscience 104, 153-159.

Booth, D.A. (1990). The behavioral and neural sciences of ingestion. In E.M. Stricker (Ed.), Neurobiology of food and fluid intake (Handbook of behavioral neurobiology, Volume 10). Part V. Prospective Essays. Pp. 465-488. New York: Plenum Press.

[Most EARLIER PAPERS in journals (back to 1960) are listed in Thomson Reuters ISI World of Knowledge. Many of the papers in major Js have Abstracts in PubMed. PDFs of key papers not in online archives are at the very end of this list.]


Edited books and Special Issues

Legg, C.R., & Booth, D.A. (Eds.) (1994). Appetite: neural and behavioural bases. 335 pp. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Booth, D.A. (1994). Psychobiology of human food intake. Part I (pp. 19-79 & efs.) of M.S. Westerterp-Plantenga, E.W.H.M. Fredrix & A.B. Steffens (Eds.), Food intake and energy expenditure. 408 pp. Boca Raton LA: CRC Press. [Heerlen: Open University Netherlands]

Booth, D.A. (Ed.) (1993). Neurophysiology of ingestion. 178 pp. (Studies in Neuroscience, edited by W. Winlow) Oxford: Pergamon.

Booth, D.A. (Ed.) (1993). Tactile pattern recognition. Special Issue. Acta Psychologica 84, 1-130. Amsterdam: Elsevier.

Booth, D.A. (Ed.) (1993). Psychology of food consumption. Special issue. British Food Journal 95 (9), 1-44. Bradford: MCB University Press.

Kemm, J.R., & Booth, D. (1992). Promotion of healthier eating: how to collect and use information for planning, evaluation and monitoring. xvi + 253 pp. London: HMSO.

Ramsay, D.J., & Booth, D.A. (Eds.) (1991). Thirst: physiological and psychological aspects. xxvi + 509 pp. (ILSI Human Nutrition Series, edited by I. Macdonald). London: Springer-Verlag.

Booth, D.A., Barlow, N., Bennett, G.A., Bradley, B., McGill, P., Murray, M. & Norris, M. (1989). Problematic uses of substances. Report of a Working Party of the Scientific Affairs Board. Leicester: British Psychological Society.

Booth, D.A., Rodin, J., & Blackburn, G.L. (Eds.) (1988). Sweeteners, appetite and obesity. 102 pp. (Supplement to Appetite journal) London: Academic Press.

Solms, J., Booth, D.A., Pangborn, R.M., & Raunhardt, O. (Eds.) (1987). Food acceptance and nutrition. xvii + 490 pp. London: Academic Press.

Singer, G., & Campbell, F., assisted by Booth, D. and others (1985). The why and how of self-care. Sydney: Pergamon.

Steiner, J.E., & Ganchrow, J.R., with Booth, D., Kroeze, J.H.A., & Maller, O. (Eds.) (1982). Determination of behaviour by chemical stimuli. 287 pp. London: IRL Press.

Booth, D.A. (Ed.) (1978). Hunger models. Computable theory of feeding control. xvii + 478 pp. London: Academic Press.


"Lost without trace"! - papers without other online archive (or often mis-cited)

Booth, D.A., Lovett, D., & McSherry, G.M. (1972). Postingestive modulation of the sweetness preference gradient in the rat. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology 78, 485 512. PDF [Key experiments on the associative conditioning of preference to a particular level of sweetener, low or high] 

Booth, D.A. (1972). Postabsorptively induced suppression of appetite and the energostatic control of feeding [cytodynamometric control of food intake] Physiology and Behavior 9, 199 202. [Better termed 'cytodynamometric' control of food intake - energy flow into and out of cells in lean body mass]

Booth, D.A. (1972). Satiety and behavioral caloric compensation following intragastric glucose loads in the rat. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology 78, 412 432. PDF [Genuine 'pre-loads' that bypass the head senses. Genuine 'compensation,'' an accumulation of inhibition of intake until it has ceased.]

Booth, D.A. (1972). Conditioned satiety in the rat. Journal of Comparative and Physiological Psychology 81, 457 471. [Inhibition of intake conditioned to a configural stimulus of flavouring and "meal-end state," e.g. relatively full stomach. See B+Davis'73:-]

Booth, D.A., & Davis, J.D. (1973). Gastrointestinal factors in the acquisition of oral sensory control of satiation. Physiology and Behavior 11, 23 29. [A sensory AND gastric CS - for satiety (concMD-conditioned aversion with full stomach) AND appetite (MD-conditioned preference with empty stomach); see Booth, 1985.]

Booth, D.A., Thompson, A.L. & Shahedian, B. (1983). A robust, brief measure of an individual's most preferred level of salt in an ordinary foodstuff. Appetite 4, 301 312. PDF

[Learnt human preference for a specific level of salt in a particular food within a common situation of use. See Conner et al., 1986, 1987, 1988a,b.c, 1991, 1994.]

Booth, D.A. (1976). Approaches to feeding control. In T. Silverstone (Ed.), Appetite and food intake, pp. 417 478. West Berlin: Abakon Verlagsgesellschaft / Dahlem Konferenzen. PDF [First formulation of the approach continued to the present]