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Self-Management in the context of childhood abuse: Improving health outcomes

On September 9, OBSSR and the Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) will hold the workshop Self, Others, and Chronic Conditions: Basic Mechanisms and Processes that Facilitate or Impede Self-Managemen...


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Self, others, and chronic conditions: An opportunity to understand the sociobehavioral underpinnings of the healthiest-possible life with self-management

On September 9, OBSSR and the Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) will hold the workshop Self, Others, and Chronic Conditions: Basic Mechanisms and Processes that Facilitate or Impede Self-Managemen...


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Behavioral interventions to combat smoking and to improve quality of life in severe mental illness

The social sciences have a lot to say about interventions and changing individual behavior. At the Changing Behavior and Society session of OBSSR’s 20th Anniversary Research Symposium, lecturers spoke about how to best incent...


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Helping Americans live longer lives through reducing health disparities, improving food choices in children

Two dynamic and distinguished researchers presented on June 25 as part of the OBSSR 20th Anniversary Research Symposium session titled Healthier Societies, Longer Lives. Improving America’s health and reducing disparities Dav...


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Consumer use of mHealth for prevention of cardiovascular disease: Where the science stands

The proliferation of wireless and mobile health (mHealth) technology and the ever-increasing stream of data they generate have opened the door to multiple avenues of research and intervention. Not long ago these avenues were al...


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Mobile health sensor data: What we know, where we are going

Mobile health (mHealth) is poised to make enormous changes in the way behavioral interventions are delivered. From smartphones that enable users to track eating habits to wearable wireless sensors that track physical activity, ...






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