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Self-reporting is a well-established approach within the medical and psychological sciences. In order to avoid recall bias, i.e. past events being remembered inaccurately, the reports can be filled out on a smartphone in real-time and in the natural environment. This is often referred to as ambulatory assessment and the reports are usually triggered at [...]

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Recently some more publications have been accepted or have been published online that present some further results from our joint project on Psychogeography together with our partners from ZI Mannheim and KIT:
In particular the following overview paper about the project is now available as free pdf online:
Reichert, M., Törnros, T., Hoell, A., Dorn, H., Tost, [...]

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Psychiatric research is increasingly interested in the influence of social and
environmental contexts on human health. According to recent findings, specific impacts of
urban upbringing on neural social stress processing relate to the heightened prevalence of mental disorders in cities.
Although this is a major societal problem, it remains unknown which environmental components (e.g., psychosocial stressors, air [...]

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Do Cities makes us (mentally) ill?

this is a bit of a provoking question - but if you want - this is a very shortened version of one of the research questions in a new project on Psychogeography together with the Central Institute for Mental Health (ZI) in Mannheim and other parters. It looks into the relationship between stress, mental health [...]

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We offer a new position in the area of Health GIS. More Info here. Deadline: 08.Sept. 2013. Also check our other job offers. In this context we also offer topics for Master or Bachelor thesis.

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To what extend do urban environments put stress on mental health? And how can geographic information and analysis support in discovering the underlying relationships ? These are the core research questions of the new collaboration project “PsychoGeoinformatics”. The project has been accepted as a twinning project of the Center for Scientific Computing (IWR) at Heidelberg [...]

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On June 11 the Kick-Off Meeting for a new joint project on Psychoepidemiology took place at the Central Institute for Mental Health (ZI) in Mannheim. The goal of the joint project with researchers from the ZI, KIT, Dresden and the GIScience Research Group Heidelberg is to investigate relationships between social and environmental factors on the [...]

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Dear Geography students: we offer some thesis topics for Bachelor, Master, Diplom, Lehramt related to Geomedicine/ Health-GIS within a new research project. More Info

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