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Introduction to Motivational Interviewing
21 / 07 / 2014

Introduction to Motivational Interviewing

On July 18th, the CIPER (FMH-UL) in collaboration with ISPA University Institute, organized a workshop titled “Introduction to Motivational Interviewing”. The workshop was facilitated by Ken Resnicow, a Professor of Health Behavior and Health Education at the School of Public Health, University of Michigan, USA. More on Prof. Resnicow’s work HERE

Pedro Teixeira at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology
14 / 07 / 2014

Pedro Teixeira at the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology

From 8-13 of July, the 28th International Congress of Applied Psychology was held in Paris. Together with Claudio Nigg, Heather Patrick and Sonia Lippke, Pedro Teixeira participated in a symposium titled “A critical examination of theory application in health behavior change research”, with a talk named “Testing the usefulness of self-determination theory for changing physical activity and nutrition behaviors”. More information about this congress HERE.

Marlene N. Silva at the XIII Congress of Nutrition and Food
03 / 06 / 2014

Marlene N. Silva at the XIII Congress of Nutrition and Food

On May 22-23th, the XIII Congress of Nutrition and Food (Portuguese Nutritionists Association) took place in Porto. Marlene Silva participated in a symposium with a presentation titled "What to feed? Psychosocial influences on eating behavior regulation". More Information about the conference HERE.

PANO at the 21st European Congress on Obesity
03 / 06 / 2014

PANO at the 21st European Congress on Obesity

Between May 28-31, the 21st European Congress on Obesity took place in Sofia, Bulgaria. Eliana Carraça and Inês Santos presented two free communications (posters) "I eat better when physically active: The mediating role of autonomous regulations towards eating" and "Three-year weight management in overweight women: A signal detection analysis of behavioral and psychological predictors" respectively. More information about the conference HERE.

PANO at the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity
30 / 05 / 2014

PANO at the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity

Between May 21-24, PANO researchers participated in the 13th Annual Meeting of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity in San Diego, California. More information about the event HERE.

Weight Self-Regulation at Financial Benefits Age
16 / 05 / 2014

Weight Self-Regulation at Financial Benefits Age

On May 10, at Lusófona University, Pedro Teixeira gave an invited lecture on "Weight Self-Regulation at Financial Benefits Age", on the sequence of the keynote debate of the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine.

PANO at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine
28 / 04 / 2014

PANO at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine

The PANO research group was represented at the 35th Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM), between April 23-26th, in Philadelphia. Pedro Teixeira participated in the keynote debate titled "Promoting Health Behavior Change: Behavioral Economics Meets Self-Determination" (Kevin Volpp was the opponent, see more HERE); and Marlene Silva presented a free communication (poster) titled "The bright and dark sides of motivation: mediators of controlling vs. autonomy-supportive practices in exercise settings". More information about this conference HERE.

Pedro Teixeira at the 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health
17 / 04 / 2014

Pedro Teixeira at the 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health

Between April 8-11th, the 5th International Congress on Physical Activity and Public Health took place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. On behalf of ISBNPA, Pedro Teixeira participated in a symposium with a presentation titled "Back to Basics in Health Behavior Change: Determinants and Sucessful Interventions Across the Lifespan". More information about this conference HERE.

Pedro Teixeira at a Cycle of Lectures on Biotechnology at Catholic University of Porto
25 / 03 / 2014

Pedro Teixeira at a Cycle of Lectures on Biotechnology at Catholic University of Porto

Pedro Teixeira gave a presentation titled “Self- control or self-regulation of health and associated behaviors?” in a Cycle of Lectures on Biotechnology at Superior School of Biotechnology of Catholic University, Porto (24th March). More information about this conference HERE.

Examining the Motivational Processes that Foster a Sustained Healthy Life Style and Well-being in Clinical and Non-Clinical Populations
11 / 03 / 2014

Examining the Motivational Processes that Foster a Sustained Healthy Life Style and Well-being in Clinical and Non-Clinical Populations

On March 7th, Pedro Teixeira participated as an invited speaker in a symposium on "Examining the Motivational Processes that Foster a Sustained Healthy Life Style and Well-being in Clinical and Non-Clinical Populations", hosted by Ghent University in Ghent, Belgium. His talk focused on Self-determined motivation and weight control.

20th European Congress on Obesity
13 / 02 / 2014

20th European Congress on Obesity

Pedro Teixeira gave an interview to the European Food Information Council (EUFIC) at the 20th European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Liverpool (May 2013). The interview provides an overview of his talk titled "A systematic review of self-regulation mediators of success in obesity interventions: The SPOTLIGHT project".

The influence of physical activity on eating behavior
12 / 02 / 2014

The influence of physical activity on eating behavior

On January 27, Eliana Carraça presented a seminar titled "The influence of physical activity on eating behavior" as part of the doctoral program in Human Movement at FMH. The talk described the influence of physical activity on physiological and psychological processes of eating behaviors, and was attended by 20 doctoral students at FMH.

PANO at the 10th National Conference on Health Psychology
12 / 02 / 2014

PANO at the 10th National Conference on Health Psychology

PANO was represented at the 10th National Conference on Health Psychology in Porto (February 6-8th). Marta Marques facilitated a workshop on "Introduction to systematic reviews and meta-analyses in Health Psychology", and presented the FCT-funded project "An Open-Access Repository of Self-Regulation Measures for Exercise, Eating, and Weight Control". More information about this conference HERE.

Marta Marques appointed co-editor of The European Health Psychology (EHP)
04 / 02 / 2014

Marta Marques appointed co-editor of The European Health Psychology (EHP)

Marta Marques was appointed co-editor of The European Health Psychology (EHP), the official bulletin of the European Health Psychological Society. The EHP publishes a variety of scientific contributions such as reflections on professional items, methodological issues and current changes and directions in health psychology.

III Galician-Portuguese Conference of Physical Activity and Sport’s Psychology
20 / 12 / 2013

III Galician-Portuguese Conference of Physical Activity and Sport’s Psychology

Between November 22-23rd, the III Galician-Portuguese Conference of Physical Activity and Sport’s Psychology / XIV Conference of the Portuguese Society of Sport Psychology took place in Maia, Portugal. Pedro Teixeira presented the final keynote lecture, titled “From self-control to self-regulation: Why we do what we do?”. An overview of the conference is available HERE.

International Sport & Exercise Nutrition Conference 2013
20 / 12 / 2013

International Sport & Exercise Nutrition Conference 2013

The PANO research group was represented at the International Sport & Exercise Nutrition Conference 2013 on December 17-19th, in Newcastle, England. Pedro Teixeira gave presentation titled “Mustivation” vs. “wantivation” to exercise and lose weight: why does it matter?” More information about this conference HERE.

ACSM’s Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise
06 / 11 / 2013

ACSM’s Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise

A new book titled “ACSM’s Behavioral Aspects of Physical Activity and Exercise” was recently published. It provides information for practitioners and students on how to communicate to and motivate individuals to become more active and describes theories, techniques, and strategies for the promotion of exercise and physical activity behaviors. Pedro Teixeira is a contributor on the chapter “Communication Skills to Elicit Physical Activity Behavior Change: How to Talk to the Client”. More details HERE.

Prof. Jennifer La Guardia at PANO research group
07 / 10 / 2013

Prof. Jennifer La Guardia at PANO research group

Prof. Jennifer La Guardia, a clinical psychologist with an expertise in motivation and emotion regulation, has joined the PANO research group. She comes from the University of Rochester Medical Center where she was a Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Senior Research Associate in the Center for Community Health's Healthy Living Center. She uses Self-Determination Theory to design interventions to help people navigate lifestyle health behavior change, and she will participate in designing the EuroFIT intervention.

EuroFIT project
07 / 10 / 2013

EuroFIT project

A research team from the UK, Netherlands, Norway, and Portugal, including Prof. Pedro Teixeira, was awarded nearly 6 million € to study physical activity and health in middle-aged men. European Football Fans in Training (EuroFIT) is 5-year study that will target male football fans at risk to participate in a lifestyle change program at their local clubs (FC Porto, Sporting CP and SL Benfica) in order to improve eating habits, increase activity and reduce sedentary time. The project kicks off in November 2013.

WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Noncommunicable Diseases in the Context of Health 2020
01 / 08 / 2013

WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Noncommunicable Diseases in the Context of Health 2020

On behalf of the International Society for Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity (ISBNPA), Pedro Teixeira attended the WHO European Ministerial Conference on Nutrition and Noncommunicable Diseases in the Context of Health 2020, on July 4-5th in Vienna, Austria. This conference brought together health ministers, experts and representatives of civil society and intergovernmental organizations with the purpose of discussing policies on diet, nutrition and physical activity to address noncommunicable diseases.

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