important to employ strategies that target these different social-cognitive factors. A well-known intervention strategy to promote PA is imagery ( Hall, 1995 ). Imagery is defined as the mental representation of an object, action, or psychological state in the absence of any external stimulus and can be
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Frances Bevington, Katrina L. Piercy, Kate Olscamp, Sandra W. Hilfiker, Dena G. Fisher and Elizabeth Y. Barnett
of these focus groups were conducted with parents of teens. This round of focus groups was intended to test prototype messaging and imagery based on themes and preferences discovered in the initial round of focus groups and the online survey. Participants were asked to respond to prototype messages
Keishi Soga, Keita Kamijo and Hiroaki Masaki
, 27 ( 20 ), 5515 – 5522 . PubMed doi:10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0406-07.2007 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.0406-07.2007 Nishimoto , T. , Ueda , T. , Miyawaki , K. , Une , Y. , & Takahashi , M. ( 2012 ). The role of imagery-related properties in picture naming: A newly standardized set of 360 pictures for
Courtney Coughenour and Timothy J. Bungum
Neighborhood walkability is being promoted as an important factor in public health efforts to decrease rates of physical inactivity. Single entry communities (SEC), communities with only 1 entrance/exit, may result in an over estimation of walkability. This design makes direct walking routes outside the community nearly impossible and results in increased trip distance. The purpose of this study was to determine if accounting for SECs resulted in a significant difference in street connectivity.
Twenty geographically different Las Vegas neighborhoods were chosen and the number of true intersections measured in ArcGIS. Neighborhoods were then assessed for the presence of SECs using google maps, ArcGIS land imagery, and field observation. Intersections inside SECs were removed. A paired t test was used to assess the mean difference of intersection density before and after adjustment.
There was a statistically significant decrease in the number of true intersections after the adjustment (before mean = 57.8; after mean = 45.7). The eta squared statistic indicates a large effect size (0.3).
Single entry communities result in an over estimation of street connectivity. If SECs are not accounted for, trip distances will be underestimated and public health efforts to promote walking through walkable neighborhoods may prove less effective.
Older Adults Have Similar Motor Imagery Abilities Chadwick Fuchs; Priscila Tamplain, University of Texas at Arlington Motor imagery (MI) refers to the imagination of a motor task without actual movement execution. Previous research has shown a significant difference between accuracy and vividness of MI
David I. Anderson
a paralyzing accident, Todd was told that she would never walk again. Refusing to accept the advice of her doctors, a common occurrence in the pioneers of CAAME, most of whom developed their methods in response to their own adversity, she developed a process of using imagery about the balanced use
Alan L. Smith and Daniel Gould
addresses the positive and negative experiences of youth sport for those with physical and developmental disabilities. He offers an extended treatment of the concept of inspiration porn, which is imagery of successful sport or physical activity behavior by a person with a disability that is intended to
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complication in defining Tai Chi is that it has many elements. This makes it difficult to isolate a particular mechanism for Tai Chi to provide health benefits. Eight elements have been identified as follows: focused attention, imagery and visualization, enhanced integration of physiological systems, moving