This research group focuses on behavioral and psychosocial aspects of physical activity and exercise, nutrition and eating behavior, and obesity/weight control.

Self-Regulation  in  Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity

 

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Overview of Research Program

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Motivational and self-regulatory determinants of health-related behaviors such as physical activity, healthy eating, nature immersion and contemplative practices.

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The association of physical activity and physical fitness with mental health, with an emphasis on determinants and mechanisms underlying depressive symptomatology

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Behavior change interventions with an impact on health and well-being, focusing on physical activity, eating behaviour, weight management, and nature-related behaviors.

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The experience of altered states of consciousness and the adoption and regulation of behaviors such as physical activity, eating, nature immersion, and contemplative practices.

 
 

Pedro Teixeira, PhD, presents at INSIGHT2021 Conference in Berlin (MIND Foundation, Sep 21) on the topic "Can Psychedelics Improve Diet, Exercise, Meditation, and Weight Control?” Abstract and details at: insight-conference.eu

News

14 / 04 / 2022

Pedro Teixeira featured in the Psychedelic Medicine Podcast

Pedro Teixeira participated as a guest in the science dissemination podcast Psychedelic Medicine Podcast, hosted by Lynn Marie Morski. Pedro Teixeira discussed the most recent research in the field of "behavioural psychedelics", a new approach to studying the impact of psychedelic therapy on health behaviour change. The full podcast episode is available HERE.

Pedro Teixeira featured in the Psychedelic Medicine Podcast
28 / 02 / 2022

Jorge Encantado presented an evidence synthesis of eHealth interventions

Jorge Encantado, CIPER Self-Regulation researcher presented an evidence synthesis of eHealth interventions to promote healthy behaviours, included in a series of scientific conferences organized weekly by ISPA - Instituto Universitário. To see the talk click HERE.

Jorge Encantado presented an evidence synthesis of eHealth interventions
09 / 02 / 2022

Pedro Teixeira included in the lists of highly cited researchers worldwide

Pedro Teixeira was recognized in Standard University's updated list of the most cited scientists worldwide in their respective fields (top 2%) throughout the year 2020. Other CIPER-FMH colleagues were also included in the lists of highly cited researchers worldwide: Duarte Araújo, Luís B. Sardinha, e Analiza M. Silva. 

The new study led by scientists from Stanford University can be consulted free of charge at https://dx.doi.org/10.17632/btchxktzyw.

 

Pedro Teixeira included in the lists of highly cited researchers worldwide
05 / 12 / 2021

Protocol for NoHow project (Horizon 2020) published in JMIR

The research protocol article for the NoHow project, first-authored by Marta Marques, has been published in the Journal of Medical Internet Research. JMIR the leading digital health journal in quality / visibility (IF 5.43), ranking Q1 in the medical informatics category. It is also the largest journal in the field. https://www.jmir.org/2021/12/e25305

Protocol for NoHow project (Horizon 2020) published in JMIR
02 / 12 / 2021

Pedro Teixeira and the Self-regulation group featured in international press

Pedro Teixeira and the new line of research from the Self-regulation group - psychedelics and health behaviour change - were featured in two recent articles in the popular press. See the piece in Lucid News and the one on ON Magazine. The coverage is directly related to this recent publication by Teixeira et al., which is openly accessible.

Pedro Teixeira and the Self-regulation group featured in international press
20 / 11 / 2021

Pedro Teixeira featured in video interview "Get to know CIPER senior researcher"

On Wednesday 24th the CIPER series "Get to know CIPER senior researcher" featured Pedro Teixeira. The session was conducted as an interview format moderated by two researchers from the Self Regulation research group, Laura Carvalho and Jorge Encantado. The main topics were Pedro Teixeira's academic career, research interests and main achievements, providing relevant insights for early career and future researchers. The interview can be accessed HERE.

Pedro Teixeira featured in video interview "Get to know CIPER senior researcher"

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