publication . Doctoral thesis . 2012

Three essays in risky behaviors

Sampaio, Mafalda;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012
  • Publisher: NSBE - UNL
  • Country: Portugal
Abstract
A PhD Dissertation, presented as part of the requirements for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy from the NOVA - School of Business and Economics This dissertation consists of three essays on the relationship between risky behaviors and social environment, including the strategic construction of conversational networks to discuss HIV related issues, the impact of social stigma on risky behaviors, and how subjective expectations from parents can influence childhood obesity. Understanding where people seek information and how they react according to the social environment is shown to be important in designing effective prevention policies and programs. In the firs...
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