12 Works

An Approach to Doping of the Future – Doping and Anti-Doping in Elite Sports

Swen Körner, Marcel Scharf & Annika Steinmann
The paper opens with a sociological perspective on the doping phenomenon found in elite sports. Elite sports and its inherent logic of comparisons are consequently followed by permanent aspired enhancement that may lead to doping. Constitutive of these scientific findings, an overview of an anti-doping best practice model for young athletes is presented. Finally, the genesis of doping and the presented best practice model are correlated with each other.


Mareike Janssen

The Risk of Nano-Particles in Deodorants – How Literate Are Young People?

Doris Elster, Mara Sozio, Marie Eschweiler, Julia Schindler & Anja Voigt
In this empirical study the risk literacy of young people in the context of nanotechnology is investigated. Therefore, a Risk Literacy Model (RLM) based on the Elaboration Likelihood Model (ELM) by Petty and Cacioppo [1] is developed. The RLM differentiates between the processing of information regarding risk assessment, which is based on either a deeper cognitive analysis (central route), or on the use of peripheral cues (peripheral route). Target group are 12th Graders (N =...

The Impact of Gardening Experiences on Children's Intake of Vegetables

Dorothee Benkowitz, Stephanie Schulz & Petra Lindemann-Matthies

A clinic-based pilot intervention to enhance diabetes management for elderly Hispanic patients

Annie L. Nguyen, Laura A. Mosqueda, Marco Angulo, Linda L. Haghi, Mayra Cruz, Nahal Nikroo, Sarah Peraza, Justin Bennink, O. Kenrik Duru & Alison A. Moore
Background and objectives: Successful diabetes self-management requires behavioral and lifestyle changes. However, low-income patients may face challenges related to poverty that make it difficult to engage in lifestyle changes. We piloted an intervention designed to help older, low-income, Hispanic, patients with diabetes access free or low-cost community resources to enhance diabetes self-management. Results from this pilot intervention are reported. Design and Methods: Patients were recruited at baseline to complete surveys assessing diabetes self-care activities, diabetes...

“Chemistry is Toxic, Nature is Idyllic” – Investigation of Pupils’ Attitudes

Daniela Krischer, Philipp Spitzer & Martin Gröger
Although many natural phenomena are based on chemical processes, most people think that chemistry and nature are strict contrasts, with chemistry as the evil and nature as the good aspect of the scale. At the University of Siegen, we carried out different quantitative and qualitative studies to gain a detailed impression of this antagonism. To get insight into the pupils’ unconscious attitudes towards chemistry and nature we collected data with a semantic differential scale. In...

Building bridges to chemistry through biological contents

Mareike Janssen & Martin Gröger
Abstract: In contrast to biological contents, chemical contents are still underrepresented in primary schools, although they are implemented in the curricula. This problem is largely due to an inadequate education of primary school teachers and a resulting lack of positive attitudes towards chemical contents and of interest in them. Closely related is a widespread negative self-concept for chemical topics and a low self-efficacy to teach them. In order to address this problem, a university seminar...

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