Overview of Research Program
The study of motivational, self-regulatory, and behavioral predictors of healthful eating, physical activity, and weight control .
The design, evaluation and implementation of health behavior change (HBC) interventions, using self-regulation and motivation theory, namely self-determination theory.
The role of physical activity/exercise behaviors in weight management, namely its association with weight-related outcomes, body image, and psychological well-being.
Developing measurement instruments to capture self-regulation, motivation, physical activity/exercise, and eating behaviors, building a national repository available in open and free access.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at ISBNPA 2018 Annual Meeting
Hugo Pereira, Inês Santos, Jorge Encantado, and António Palmeira participated in the 17th ISBNPA Annual Meeting in Hong Kong (June 3-6). The SIG Theories of Motivation Meeting took place during the event where Jorge Encantado was awarded with the best poster presentation by a student. More information about this conference HERE.
FMH at the annual event of the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation
On May 26, the annual event of the Portuguese Cardiology Foundation, "Festival do Coração", took place at Cascais. Catarina Paixão Luís and Sofia Franco, from CIPER | Self-Regulation, coordinated the activities dinamized by FMH. More information about this event HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at ECO 2018
Between May 23-26, CIPER | Self-Regulation researchers participated in the 25th European Congress on Obesity, in Vienna, Austria. Marta Marques gave a talk on "Towards a consensus on developing the next generation of WLM interventions" at a symposium hosted by the NoHoW project. Rui Jorge presented a free communication titled "Pretreatment predictors of weight control among overweight women". More information about the conference HERE.
EuroFIT consortium meeting at Lisbon
FMH hosted the final EuroFIT consortium meeting, that took place in Lisbon, Portugal (May 8-9). The meeting entailed work package updates, publication planning, presentations on the latest results, discussions on implementation of the project findings, and final reflections and future priorities. More information about EuroFIT HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at a Conference on Physical Activity and Nutrition
CIPER | Self-Regulation was represented at a conference on Physical Activity and Nutrition, hosted by the Odivelas City Council on April 6, the World Day for Physical Activity. Marlene N. Silva presented on Physical Activity and Hugo Pereira gave a talk on the EuroFIT project. More information about this event HERE.
Inês Santos at the XXVIII Nutrition Week
On April 22-23, the Scientific Conference of the XXVIII Nutrition Week of the Faculty of Nutrition and Food Sciences (FCNAUP) took place at Museu Soares dos Reis, Oporto. Inês Santos participated with a talk titled “Motivation in weight loss and weight management”. More information about this event HERE.
Silva M.N., Sánchez-Oliva D., Brunet J., Williams G.C., Teixeira P.J. & Palmeira A.L. (2017). “What goes around comes around”: Antecedents, mediators, and consequences of controlling vs. need-supportive motivational strategies used by exercise professionals. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 51:707-717. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s12160-017-9894-0.