Perception of Danger in Tornado Alley

submitted by: nsf
Could lightening really strike twice? It often does in Tornado Alley, where storms wreak havoc and crush entire communities in minutes. But do people see it that way? After the 2006 Iowa City tornado, psychologist Jerry Suls and colleagues at the University of Iowa explored how Iowa City's residents perceived the risk of being hit by tornadoes in the future—perceptions that could have implications for disaster preparedness and response. Credit: Produced by Amina Khan, National Science...

Evidence-Based Strategies in Weight Loss Mobile Apps

submitted by: spagoto
Background: Physicians have limited time for weight-loss counseling, and there is a lack of resources to which they can refer patients for assistance with weight loss. Weight-loss mobile applications (apps) have the potential to be a helpful tool, but the extent to which they include the behavioral strategies included in evidence-based interventions is unknown. Purpose: The primary aims of the study were to determine the degree to which commercial weightloss mobile apps include the...
Authors: Sherry Pagoto, Kristin Schneider, Mirjana Jojic, Michelle DeBiasse, Devin Mann

Geospatial Exposure to Point-of-Sale Tobacco: Real-time craving and smoking-cessation outcomes

submitted by: tomkirchner
Background: Little is known about the factors that drive the association between point-of-sale marketing and behavior, because methods that directly link individual-level use outcomes to real-world point-of-sale exposure are only now beginning to be developed. Purpose: Daily outcomes during smoking cessation were examined as a function of both real-time geospatial exposure to point-of-sale tobacco (POST) and subjective craving to smoke. Methods: Continuous individual geospatial location data...
Authors: Thomas Kirchner, Jennifer Cantrell, Andrew Anesetti-Rothermel, Ollie Ganz, Donna Vallone, David Abrams

The Abductive Approach to Research: Illustration from an Organizational Communication Study

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the seminar on "The Abductive Approach to Research: Illustration from an Organizational Communication Study" by Dr. Jean Saludadez, Assistant Professor Professor and Vice-Chancellor for Finance and Administration, UP Open University on 29 August 2013 during the DEVCOM 299 Seminar Series at the CDC Drama Studio, UPLB, College, Laguna.

Policy Seminar on Benchmark of UPLB R&D Performance: Where are we now?

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the policy seminar "Benchmark of UPLB R&D Performance: Where are we now?" by Dr. Jaine C. Reyes, Associate Professor at the Institute of Rural Development and Governance, College of Public Affairs and Development, UPLB, College, Laguna on 29 August 2013 at CPAf, UPLB, College, Laguna.

Economic Analysis of Selected Adaptation Options to Flooding

submitted by: UP Los Baños

Documentation of the seminar "Economic Analysis of Selected Adaptation Options to Flooding" by Jaimie Kim Bayani Arias, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, College of Economics and Management, University of the Philippines Los Banos held at SEAMEO-SEARCA, UPLB, College, Laguna on 27 August 2013