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 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.
CIPER | Self-Regulation at the CBC Conference 2018
Hugo Pereira and Jorge Encantado participated in the CBC Conference 2018 - Behaviour Change for Health: Digital and Beyond (London, February 21-22). Hugo Pereira presented a free communication titled "Keep on Running: Evidence-based digital intervention for the sustained adoption of recreational running." More information about this conference HERE.
Football is Medicine
On January 25-26, the International Conference on Football is Medicine took place in the City of Football, the headquarters of the Portuguese Football Federation (FPF). Pedro J. Teixeira, Marlene N. Silva and Hugo Pereira participated as invited speakers. 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.