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Development of a new visualization tool called 'SMART-Profile-Explorer'


To analyze and visualize high-dimensional data and different levels of data aggregation, we developed a new visualization tool called the ‘SMART-Profile-Explorer’. The visualized person × motive data matrix can be used to interactively sort, filter and visualize why we eat what we eat and analyze between- and within-person differences in trait and state eating motives.

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Three papers were recently accepted for publication from Dr. Verena Klusmann's Scientific Network "Images of Aging"

Klusmann, V., Notthoff, N., Beyer, A.-K., Blawert, A., & Gabrian, M. (2020). The assessment of views on ageing: A review of self-report measures and innovative extensions. European Journal of Ageing. doi:10.1007/s10433-020-00556-9

Kornadt, A. E., Kessler, E.-M., Wurm, S., Bowen, C. E., Gabrian, M., Klusmann, V. (2019). Views on Ageing: A Lifespan Perspective. European Journal of Ageing. doi: 10.1007/s10433-019-00535-9

Online survey about the coronavirus begins

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.  

Link to the German survey: https://psychkonstanz.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_9WEvZYkGtsHVxQx
Link to the English survey: https://psychkonstanz.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3PIxDYOui5CylXn

Apps can improve nutrition behaviours and nutrition-related health outcomes

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.


Der „Eating Motivation Survey“ (TEMS) zur Messung von Essmotiven älterer Menschen mit und ohne funktionellen Einschränkungen

Rempe, H. M., Sproesser, G., Gingrich, A., Spiegel, A., Hauner, H., Skurk, T., Brandl, B., Renner, B., Volkert, D., Sieber, C. C., Freiberger, E., Kiesswetter, E. (2019). Der „Eating Motivation Survey“ (TEMS) zur Messung von Essmotiven älterer Menschen mit und ohne funktionellen Einschränkungen. Vortrag, 56. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ernährung e.V., Gießen.


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