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A resource on the childhood obesity epidemic for health professionals, parents, teachers, counselors and kids.
Pragmatic Opposition To Nudging
2018-02-23 10:00
In the United Kingdom, great credence has been placed in nudge theory, but apparently a certain amount of disillusionment has already set in. Behavior change brought on by the effects of nu… Read More
Nudging Meets MyPlate
2018-02-22 10:00
This post ties up a couple of different strands. Childhood Obesity News talked about nudge theory, the idea that because of human cognitive biases, subtle and non-coercive actions can have… Read More
Choice Architecture, Honesty, And Language
2018-02-21 10:00
Digital consultant Paul Wood listed the six principles of good choice architecture for interactive websites, starting with the importance of incentive, because the natural human response is… Read More
Nudges, Mirrors, And Food Choice
2018-02-20 10:00
Tech and marketing writer James Curtis contributes this definition of the social engineering tool called the nudge: It is a subtle push that aims to alter a person’s behavior without… Read More
The MyPlate Unrest
2018-02-16 10:00
This review of the MyPlate situation will tie back to another recent subject, but first, what is the situation? MyPlate is a graphic that was created to replace the old Food Pyramid. Its me… Read More
2018-02-15 10:00
Childhood Obesity News looked at the work of University of Chicago behavioral economist Richard Thaler, who studied people’s decision-making around money. With law professor Cass Suns… Read More
Gurus Of The Irrational
2018-02-14 10:00
We have been discussing the work of Daniel Kahneman and Amos Tversky. In the words of Michael Lewis, they demonstrated that people, including experts of every kind, “unwittingly use a… Read More
The Contradictions Within
2018-02-13 10:00
Childhood Obesity News left off last time with speculation about whether clinical trial subjects, who might otherwise be tempted to somehow violate protocol, could be inspired by altruism t… Read More
Protocol Compliance And Data Quality
2018-02-12 10:00
Protocol compliance is the professional term for what the clinician/researcher needs from the subject/patient. Data quality is what the practicing physician and the inquiring scholar both h… Read More

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