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.

 
 

Symposium ISBNPA 2022 Psychedelics and Health Behavior Change

Get To Know Senior Researcher Pedro Teixeira

 

INSIGHT 2021: Can Psychedelics Improve Diet, Exercise, Meditation, and Weight Control?

News

14 / 07 / 2022

New world map of psychedelic science with CIPER-FMH’s Participation

As part of a collaborative effort between Blossom Analysis, CIPER’ Self-regulation group, and The Synthesis Institute, a non-profit educational website was recently launched allowing users to quickly find planned / ongoing research projects in psychedelic science - as well as researchers, research groups and their publications - all over the world. The Atlas of Psychedelic Research may be a useful tool for current and prospective student / researchers, to funding agencies, to journalists, and to private organisations looking for academic partnerships.

 

New world map of psychedelic science with CIPER-FMH’s Participation
28 / 06 / 2022

FMH-CIPER was present at ISBNPA 2022: Psychedelics and Health Behavior Change

A dedicated symposium named “Psychedelics and Health Behavior Change", was presented by Pedro Teixeira, CIPER-SR Lead Researcher, and the external collaborators Arlen Moller and Otto Simonson at the annual ISBNPA meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, United States of America. This talk was based on the review article, “Psychedelics and health behaviour change”, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, and also covered the most recent research on the topic of Behavioural Psychedelics. The full video is available HERE.

 

 

FMH-CIPER was present at ISBNPA 2022: Psychedelics and Health Behavior Change
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

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