It has always been my intention that this blog should help explain what goes on ‘behind the scenes’ as well as showcasing completed research. I spent some of this week marking MPsych coursework. I had asked my masters students to try out a behaviour change technique on themselves for a week, and to reflect upon… Continue reading A week in academia
Interesting discussion yesterday with Marina Khalil about the project she will run for her Masters placement in Plymouth from May to August. Marina completed a year’s placement with us, learning how to deliver Functional Imagery Training and developing scripts focused on motivating people to reduce unhealthy snacking. She tested the impact of FIT on snacking for… Continue reading A training package for FIT
We have just had a paper accepted in the journal Appetite. The paper presents the first test of our motivational intervention, Functional Imagery Training (FIT), to change eating behaviours. Participants ate fewer high calorie snacks after receiving a 40 minute session of FIT than they did before, and this was the case whether they received… Continue reading Functional Imagery Training reduces snacking
NAO has arrived in our partner David Kavanagh’s lab at QUT. Nicole Robinson, pictured, will be using NAO to deliver Functional Imagery Training as part of her PhD.