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Notes from TOS 2011 (Part 1)

A week has passed since I returned from The Obesity Society’s annual conference, held this year in Orlando Florida. Unfortunately the lack of wireless in the conference halls  meant I was unable to live tweet without accumulating large data roaming … Continue reading

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What’s most helpful for improving performance – precise or vague information?

How precise does feedback need to be in order to support behaviour change? Most of us prefer exact information and are adverse to ambiguity (1), but absolute values may not be as successful for supporting behaviour change as one might … Continue reading

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How do life events affect body weight? Part 2

In my previous blog post, I discussed a paper by Ogden and Hills (1) that explores individuals’ perceived triggers of behaviour change and the factors that contribute to maintaining behaviour change over time. But a number of questions remain: are … Continue reading

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How do life events affect body weight? Part 1

Previously I blogged about the limitations of traditional theories to explain behaviour change, discussing how a complex systems approach that accounts for unplanned events may lead to better understanding of behaviour change and improvements in treatment outcomes. But how do … Continue reading

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