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  Understanding factors that influence behaviour change talk in routine dental care to prevent oral health problems in young children
  Dr S Peters, Dr J Goldthorpe
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Dental decay is a preventable disease that impacts significantly on children’s development and wellbeing. Tooth extraction due to decayed teeth is the number one reason for hospital admission in young children and in Greater Manchester, a 1/3 of children have dental decay by the time they start school.
  Determinants and psychological correlates of sustained behaviour change and recovery from addiction
  Prof M Field
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Although difficult, many people who are addicted to alcohol or drugs eventually recover from their addiction, often without any formal treatment.
  Exploring the psychological factors that influence change in online behaviour
  Dr N Davinson
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Psychologists recognise the way in which someone engages with technology can present threats to online security. Phishing attacks and identity theft attempts often arise from unsafe online behaviours, and users have a significant role to play in avoiding such attacks.
  Behaviour change interventions to improve population health and well-being
  Dr K Cheung, Dr N Anokye, Dr S Pokhrel
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Unhealthy lifestyles, such as smoking and physical inactivity, leads to conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases, reducing health, quality of life, and burdens our society.
  Supporting Behaviour Change - using research in cognitive and social psychology that has identfied strategies that improve the transition from an individual’s intentions and their actual behaviours
  Prof J Ellis
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There are many areas of human activity where it is important to bring about a change in behaviour e.g., eating a healthier diet, taking more exercise.
  Development of a diabetes prevention intervention using a blood glucose meter
  Assoc Prof J Evans, Dr C Eades
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Type 2 diabetes is a global epidemic, but lifestyle changes relating to diet and physical activity can delay or prevent the onset of type 2 diabetes among high risk individuals, such as people with impaired glucose regulation (IGR) (those with high blood glucose levels, but not high enough to be diagnosed with diabetes).
  Changing health, social and environmental behaviours with the Question-Behaviour Effect.
  Dr C Wood
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The Question-Behaviour Effect (QBE) is a simple intervention whereby asking questions about a future behaviour increases the likelihood of that behaviour being performed.
  Engagement of executive functions and motivated behaviour
  Prof M Field
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Disorders of motivated behaviour such as obesity and addiction are associated with deficits in executive functions such as inhibition, task-switching, and working memory.
  Reducing prejudice and discrimination and promoting inclusion
  Dr C Wood
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Finding effective ways to change attitudes and behaviour is an important focus of social psychology.
  Integrating insights from neuroscience research into the development of interventions to change health behaviour
  Dr J Martin, Dr C Martin
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Health psychology draws on psychological theory and research to develop interventions that seek to improve the health of individuals and society.
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