Marcela Acuna-Rivera

Marcela Acuna-Rivera
University of Surrey · Faculty of Arts and Human Sciences

PhD

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The dominant approaches to public health policy on childhood obesity are based on the neoliberal emphasis of personal choice and individual responsibility. We study adolescents’ (N = 81) beliefs about responsibility for childhood obesity as a public health issue, through an innovative participatory method, PlayDecide, organised in two countries: th...
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This paper tested a new conceptual model suggesting that risk perception is a significant mediator between perceived neighbourhood disorder and a sense of (un)safety. Three components of risk perception were evaluated: perceived vulnerability, controllability and probability of occurrence of specific offences. Using photo-simulation, three places w...
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The increased emphasis on the practical application of research has led to expansion in the number and diversity of professional doctorates (PD) within the USA, UK and Canada. However, the research-practice gap is a commonly observed and written about phenomenon and PD programmes have been questioned for not being able to support the development of...
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Background Recovery has become a central concept in mental health service delivery, and several recovery-focused measures exist for adults. The concept's applicability to young people's mental health experience has been neglected, and no measures yet exist. Aim The aim of this work is to develop measures of recovery for use in specialist child and...
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The increased emphasis on the practical application of research has led to expansion in the number and diversity of professional doctorates (PD) within the USA, UK and Canada. However, the research-practice gap is a commonly observed and written about phenomenon and PD programmes have been questioned for not being able to support the development of...
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ABSTRACT: De acuerdo con varios estudios, la evaluación de incivilidades físicas y sociales de los lugares forma parte del proceso mediante el cual la gente estima su nivel de seguridad. El estudio que aquí se presenta investiga si tal supuesto se mantiene cuando a la gente se le permite expresar lo que piensa de un lugar antes de evaluar el nivel...
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De acuerdo con varios estudios, la evaluación de incivilidades físicas y sociales de los lugares forma parte del proceso mediante el cual la gente estima su nivel de seguridad. El estudio que aquí se presenta investiga si tal supuesto se mantiene cuando a la gente se le permite expresar lo que piensa de un lugar antes de evaluar el nivel de desorde...
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Several research studies have argued that people evaluate incivilities of places as part of the process of estimating how safe they might be. The study presented here examined whether such an assumption is upheld when people are allowed to express their thoughts about places before rating how disordered a place seems to them. British students evalu...
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En este articulo se hace una revision de lo que es el riesgo ambiental y la forma en la que la psicologia ha contribuido para el estudio del mismo, especialmente en lo que se refiere a la adopcion de comportamientos seguros. Se hace especial enfasis en la percepcion del riesgo ambiental como una variable que si bien no garantiza una conducta determ...
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Most of the conceptual and empirical approaches that have investigated the effects that physical design and social factors have in people’s perception of safety in residential neighbourhoods (Newman 1972, 1996; Taylor and Harrel, 1996; Skogan, 1990; Van Beek Gert, 2004) do not consider risk perception as a key component of place evaluation, which i...

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