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Anyone who has ever tried to stop smoking or keep up an exercise routine knows that it is not easy to change a habit. Yet, behavior change related to lifestyle impacts not only individuals, but whole nations and the world. In his lecture entitled "Behavior Change Interventions: Design and Evaluation, Deconstruction and Implementation", Professor Charles Abraham from the University of Melbourne will assess the impact of behavioral change intervention on health, health care and health policy.

The lecture, organized by SWPS University's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program is a part of the series The Challenges of the Humanities of the 21st Century.

The lecture will be conducted in English. Free admission.

October 11
16:00
Wrocław

Behavior Change Interventions: Design and Evaluation, Deconstruction and Implementation

During the lecture Professor Abraham will assess how behavior change interventions are affecting health, health care and health policy. He will also consider how we might develop behavior change research to optimize its applied impact. Moreover, the co-creation of interventions will be highlighted in order to ensure acceptability, sustainability and effectiveness in practice. Furthermore, drawing on the Information Motivation Behavioural Skills Model, the lecture will illustrate how we can make a better use of available scientific evidence in relation to information provision, persuasive communication and behavioral regulation.

It will be argued that an experimental approach to identifying modifiable regulatory process and selecting change techniques is foundational to effective behavior change design. This will be considered in light of the reflective impulsive model of behavioral regulation. The importance of the process evaluation of interventions will be emphasized; furthermore, the use of meta-analyses to retrospectively identify modifiable processes and intervention features associated with effectiveness will be discussed. Finally, the nudge theory will be discussed briefly.

charles abraham

Speaker

Charles Abraham – Professor at Melbourne School of Psychological Sciences, University of Melbourne. He is an applied social and health psychologist specializing in translational health research. His research focuses on the design, evaluation and implementation of interventions to change behavior patterns, especially those with potential to improve public health and health care effectiveness. He has led, and collaborated on, many multidisciplinary, cross-institutional and international research projects, his research has had both practice and policy impact. He has held scientific advisor positions with the UK Department of Health, the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) and the UK House of Lords. He was one of 7 psychologists included in a list of the leading 100 practicing scientists in the UK produced by the UK Science Council in 2014. He is also a practicing health psychologist registered by the UK Health and care Professional Council. He holds honorary Chairs at the University of Maastricht, Exeter, Nottingham, Sussex and Curtin.

We are very pleased to begin our 2018/2019 international lecture series with a lecture by Profesor Charles Abraham, a renowned expert in applied sociology and health psychology, from the University of Melbourne.

Izabela Grabowska, Associate Professor, Director of Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program

The Challenges of the Humanities of the 21st Century

“The Challenges of Humanities of the 21st Century” is a series of lectures by distinguished specialists, who represent various disciplines from the field of humanities. The events are aimed at students of SWPS University's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Program, however all interested parties are welcome. The format includes post-lecture informal discussions on topics presented by the invited experts. The friendly atmosphere of the events is conducive to networking, which lends itself to opportunities of future internships at universities or research centers around the world.

Doctoral Studies at SWPS University

Doctoral Studies at SWPS University are directed to people interested in an academic career and also to those, who would like to continue their education and personal development in support of their career advancement. The interdisciplinary character of our programs allows students to participate in projects from various disciplines. Our doctoral students collaborate with scholars from the best research centers in Poland and around the world. The master-apprentice approach guarantees that each student receives individual attention and professional support.

Date and Location

October 11, 2018 at 16.00, room 127
Ostrowskiego 30b, 53-238 Wrocław, Poland

Organizer

SWPS University's Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies Program

 
 
 

 

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