Understanding and Facilitating Human Behavior Change
Posted by on December 8, 2008
Roadmap Transformative R01 Program: Understanding and Facilitating Human Behavior Change
Letter of Intent Deadline: December 29, 2008
Behavior change is critical to the prevention, management, and treatment of many important health conditions. However, the initiation and maintenance of behavior change can be very difficult, and even those interventions that succeed in controlled clinical trials do not always scale well. Transformative advances in the science of behavior change, especially those that can unify disease-specific efforts, are urgently needed. In response to this challenge, the T-R01 program invites proposals from investigators and interdisciplinary teams working to understand basic mechanisms of behavior change at the biological, behavioral and social levels and developing innovative approaches to intervention. Questions of particular interest include how the interaction between neural, biological, behavioral, psychological, and social factors result in initial and sustained behavior change (possibly best understood via trans-disciplinary approaches including neuro- and behavioral economics, affective neuroscience, and approaches that focus on “will power” or behavior regulation). Highly responsive applications may also propose the use of new technologies and/or consider the broader context in which individuals live to understand basic mechanisms of behavior change common to multiple health conditions. For more information, visit: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-08-029.html
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