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Joanna Slodkowska - Barabasz

PhD Student

Joanna’s PhD explores the role of individual differences in impulsivity, message format, and message framing in facilitating healthy eating practices in adolescent population.

In particular, the project investigates the role of impulsivity in the persuasiveness of narrative and non-narrative health messages presented in either loss or gain frame promoting fruit and vegetable consumption and reduced snacking among young people.

The research also explores how emotiveness of narrative and non-narrative messages can influence the way those with lower and higher levels of impulsivity respond to these messages. Thus, it explores transportation and systematic processing as potential mechanisms underpinning the effects of message format on eating behaviour.

Joanna’s research is supervised by Dr Sue Churchill (Director of Studies) and Professor Nik Chmiel. This project is funded by a University of Chichester Doctoral Research Bursary