Certificate of Achievement

Mary Templeman Hogg - O'Rourke

has completed the following course:

Brain and Behavior: Regulating Body Weight

Purdue University

This online course covered the environmental and biological factors that contribute to the regulation of body weight and our control of food intake. This topic is important for understanding the current obesity epidemic in many parts of the world. Biological factors governing food intake are well known, but environmental stimuli challenge the signals and systems in the body that work to maintain a healthy weight.

3 weeks, 4 hours per week

Kimberly Kinzig

Professor of Psychological Sciences

Purdue University


Learning outcomes

  • Discuss the meaning of homeostasis
  • Describe the physiological factors that influence hunger and fullness
  • Explain how environmental stimuli influence eating
  • Summarise how our genes interact with the environment to influence body weight


The course explored how our body weight is influenced by:

  • Environmental factors
  • Social factors
  • Learned behaviors
  • Biological factors
  • Central nervous system
  • Hormonal influence
  • Genetic influence and genetic disorders
  • Gene-environment interaction

Issued on 17th January 2022

The person named on this certificate has completed the activities in the transcript above. For more information about Certificates of Achievement and the effort required to become eligible, visit futurelearn.com/proof-of-learning/certificate-of-achievement.

This certificate represents proof of learning. It is not a formal qualification, degree, or part of a degree.

Free online course:

Brain and Behavior: Regulating Body Weight

Purdue University