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Meet the Author: Traci Mann

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Traci Mann, Ph.D. , is professor of psychology at the University of Minnesota and is an expert on the psychology of eating, dieting, and self-control. She was a tenured professor at UCLA before moving to the University of Minnesota, where she founded the Health and Eating Lab. Her research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, the United States Department of Agriculture, and the National Aeronautics and Space Association (NASA). She lives with her husband, University of Minnesota professor of psychology Stephen Engel, and their two sons in Edina, Minnesota.

Books by Traci Mann

Secrets From the Eating Lab

The Science of Weight Loss, the Myth of Willpower, and Why You Should Never Diet Again

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Based on two decades of research at Stanford, UCLA, and the University of Minnesota, Traci Mann delivers a provocative investigation of the myth of willpower, and why all weight loss programs that rely on this behavioral belief ultimately fail. In Secrets from the Eating Lab, Mann reveals new evidence to challenge commonly-held assumptions about obesity, health, and the effectiveness of dieting, offering strategies to achieve long-term health.  More »