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Psychology Students Investigate Use of Technology to Support Participants in Portsmouth Weight-Loss Initiative

The weight-loss program launched earlier this year by Healthy Portsmouth, a city-sponsored health initiative, hasn’t had the impact its proponents were hoping for. So a class of psychology doctoral students at Old Dominion University is investigating how to use Web and mobile technology to better support residents’ weight loss attempts by making the program more engaging for participants. ( More )

Automation Trust Research Nets Winning Paper for Spain, Bliss

Former Old Dominion University graduate student Randall Spain, working together with James Bliss, associate professor of psychology, conducted research on confidence and trust behaviors during the use of automation expertise for weapons systems, and the results were award-winning. ( More )