Our focus is on health behavior (exercise, dieting, and healthy/nutritious eating) that has both theoretical and practical
From a theoretical standpoint, there isn’t a good understanding of behavior that is done repeatedly over a long time because most social psychological research and theory deals with behavior that occurs at a single point in time. From a practical standpoint, physical activity and nutrition play a significant role in the prevention of the leading causes of death in the United States.
Current QuestionsLab members are currently focusing on three general questions:
- How do people come to define themselves in terms of specific physical or nutritional activities?
- How can we create effective theory-based interventions to promote exercise and healthy/nutritious eating?
- How does our social world affect our health behavior and our health-related sense of self?