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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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.

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Measurement aspects in the study of self-regulation, motivation, physical activity/exercise, eating behaviors, nature-related behaviors, 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

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"
24 / 09 / 2021

FMH-CIPER was present at Insight: Psychedelic Research & Therapy

With a lecture named “Can Psychedelics Improve Diet, Exercise, Meditation, and Weight Control?”, Pedro Teixeira was a presenter at the Insight 2021 conference in Berlin, organised by the MIND Foundation. This talk was based on the review article, “Psychedelics and health behaviour change”, published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology and recently covered by Lucid News.

FMH-CIPER was present at Insight: Psychedelic Research & Therapy
09 / 07 / 2021

Jorge Encantado completed his PhD in Health Psychology

Jorge Encantado, researcher at the PANO-SR Research Group, successfully defended his doctoral dissertation titled "Digital Health for Weight loss Maintenance" on July 8th at ISPA - Instituto Universitário.

Jorge Encantado completed his PhD in Health Psychology
10 / 05 / 2021

Pedro Teixeira new Research Director at the Synthesis Institute

Pedro Teixeira has been hired as Director of Research at the Synthesis Institute (partial time position) to coordinate all research projects and activities, in collaboration with leading research organizations worldwide. The Synthesis Institute is a pioneering organization in the field of psychedelics, providing legal, medically-supervised experiential retreats; practitioner training programs; and science outreach and dissemination activities.

Pedro Teixeira new Research Director at the Synthesis Institute

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