Debra Zellner

Professor, Psychology

Debra Zellner is a professor of Psychology at Montclair State University with a research focus on food cravings; the cognitive influences on hedonic, or pleasure-related, judgments about food; and the factors that influence how much we like foods. She is also engaged in research on multimodal perception, with an emphasis on the influence of color on odor perception.

In 2011, Zellner was elected president of the Eastern Psychological Association. Founded in 1896, it is the oldest of the nation’s regional Psychological Associations and is dedicated to advancing the science and profession through the dissemination of information about the field of Psychology.

Come and Get It! A Q&A with food research Psychologist

Why is Hellmann's Mayonnaise so darn good?, Slate

The design of dinner: How Philly chefs look at food, Philadelphia Weekly

Shrinking portions: Psychologists mine the mind-stomach connection, The Star-Ledger