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.
Marlene N. Silva at Autonomous University of Lisbon (UAL)
CIPER | Self-Regulation participated in a conference organized by the Autonomous University of Lisbon (UAL) on January 11. Marlene N. Silva gave a presentation on community interventions to promote health behaviors, highlighting the EuroFIT project. More information about this project HERE.
CIPER | Self-Regulation wishes you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year 2018!
VIII Running International Congress
On December 3-4, the Faculty of Human Kinetics – University of Lisbon hosted the VIII Running International Congress. Pedro Teixeira moderated the Plenary Session “Running and Health” and Hugo Pereira participated with a presentation titled “Recreational running in Portugal, 2017.” More information about this event HERE.
21st Portuguese Congress on Obesity
CIPER | Self-Regulation research group was represented at the 21st Portuguese Congress on Obesity (SPEO) in Aveiro, Portugal (November 24-26). Marlene N. Silva and António Palmeira participated in a Symposium on the promotion of motivation and self-regulation for weight management. Eliana Carraça gave a talk on the individual and environmental attributes of the Spotlight project participants. More information about this event HERE.
Inês Santos wins Young Nutritionist Merit Award 2017
Inês Santos, PhD, was the winner of the Young Nutritionist Merit Award 2017 attributed by the Portuguese Nutritionists Association (Ordem). She received the award on November 22 and was distinguished for her dissertation work at FMH in the CIPER | Self-Regulation research group.
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.