Since December of 2019, the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been infecting people. Starting with the Chinese city of Wuhan, this novel coronavirus has continued to spread throughout China. On 30 January 2020, the World Health Organization (WHO) declared a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (PHIC). In response to this development, the University of Konstanz has begun an online survey about the coronavirus situation in Germany called “EUCLID”.
In “EUCLID”, master’s students led by health psychologist Professor Britta Renner in the university’s Department of Psychology will examine the general population’s behaviour and assessments regarding the novel coronavirus. In addition to the survey, a comprehensive evaluation of the virus' spread is planned, including, for example, how media influence people’s behaviour and assessments.
Meta-analysis demonstrates the positive effect of nutrition-related interventions using smartphone apps. Based on 41 individual studies with around 6,300 women and men the results of the meta-analysis show that app-based mobile interventions are effective and highly promising for changing nutrition behaviours and nutrition‐related health outcomes.
The newly founded European Journal of Health Communication aims to public high quality research in the interdisciplinary field of health communication. It is now open for submissions. All articles will be published open access and without article processing charges (Platinum Open Access).
Two papers were recetly published from the research project SMARTACT (funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, BMBF):
König, L. M. & Renner, B. (2019). Boosting healthy food choices by meal colour variety: Results from two experiments and a just-in-time Ecological Momentary Intervention. BMC Public Health, 19, 975. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7306-z
Villinger, K.*, Wahl, D. R.*, Boeing, H., Schupp, H. T., & Renner, B. (2019). The effectiveness of app‐based mobile interventions on nutrition behaviours and nutrition‐related health outcomes: A systematic review and meta‐analysis. Obesity Reviews, 20(10), 1465-1484. doi: doi.org/10.1111/obr.12903 * both authors contributed equally
Two papers were recently accepted for publication from Dr. Verena Klusmann's Scientific Network "Images of Aging":
Spuling, S. M., Klusmann, V., Bowen, C. E., Kornadt, A. E., & Kessler, E. M. (in press). The uniqueness of subjective ageing: Convergent and discriminant validity. European Journal of Ageing. doi: 10.1007/s10433-019-00529-7
Our article explains that and how the way you think about aging determines how you eat – and that being the case already from young adulthood on. The paper gained an Editor’s Choice of the Journals of Gerontology: Psychological Sciences including free access at: https://academic.oup.com/psychsocgerontology/article/74/5/735/4668509