Antecedents of behavioral change among consumers concerning sustainable consumption behavior: An integration of theories and cocnepts from consumer ethics and 'green' consumer behavior Ghent University
The question 'how to incite consumers to a more conscious way of consuming' is very actual. Behavior inconsistency is hereby a big problem. Consumer ethics and green consumer behavior both conducted research about possible explanatory variables for a behavioral change among consumers, but developed quite separately. The aim of this research project is to meaningfully integrate theories and models from both areas.
In this thesis titled, combinatorial optimization problem with conflicts or vectors, we introduce three combinatorial optimization problems and investigate to what extent these problems can still be solved in polynomial time or approximated.
First, we look at Balanced Optimization with vector costs. An instance of a balanced optimization problem with vector costs consists of a ground set X, a cost vector for every element of X, ...
The goal of this thesis is to exploit asymptotic behaviour in high-degree orthogonal polynomials and high-frequency acoustic scattering problems to obtain %[Dave] problems. This leads to
a lower computational cost. The code is made publicly available and validates this goal as well as the accuracy of the results of this thesis.
We are interested in the higher-order asymptotic behavior of orthogonal polynomials of Jacobi-, ...
Efficient numerical methods for inverse problems in electrical energlyk hybrid systems Ghent University
The planned project concerns a fundamental research in the field of inverse problems in electrical energy hybrid systems. particularly, the aim is to provide efficeint and robust numerical solutions for inverse problems in electrical energy systems taking into account the non-linearity and stochastic natures of the systems' elements, as well as the hybrid dynamical behavior of the systems.
Rehabilitation and substitute addictions in persons in treatment for substance-related problems in the Western Cape province in South Africa Ghent University
The aim of this research is to explore the dynamics underlying relapse and substitute addictions (behavioral rather than drug addictions) in people with substance-related disorders. Here, the appearance, typical forms and the occurrence of substitute addictions are investigated in persons during and after a residential treatment and the perceptions and experiences of care providers and care users regarding this phenomenon.
Response inhibition (the ability to suppress inappropriate actions) is critical in everyday life. Its derailment underlies many psychopathological disorders and behavioral problems. Here I propose an innovative U+2018eco-devoU+2019 approach to determine why/how differences in inhibitory-control (dis)abilities arise. This work will transform our understanding of the multiple determinants of inhibitory control and their complex interactions ...
For better and for worse: Examining Environmental Sensitivity in adolescence at multiple levels of analysis and across development. KU Leuven
Children and adolescents differ in their Environmental Sensitivity or in their ability to perceive and process information about their environment. This means that some children and adolescents are generally more sensitive to features of their developmental context, such as parenting quality, than others. Traditionally, most research focused on variability in sensitivity to negative environments (e.g., stressful life events), whereas some ...
Eight hundred kittens are divided in two groups: VC (neutered at 8-12 weeks of age) or LC (neutered at 6-8 months of age). The aim is to define anesthetic and surgical protocols for early-age gonadectomy in cats. Furthermore the frequencies of obesity, Feline Lower Urinary Tract Disease, spontaneous fractures and behavior problems among two groups of cats are compared.
Pilot study Schools in motion. KU Leuven
The research protocol of Schools in motion consists of two parts: on the one hand a quantitative and on the other hand a qualitative part. in the quantitative part, we will work with standardized questionnaires, in the qualitative part we will opt for semi-structured interviews. Research questions Impact of Schools in motion on BMI, physical activities, competence perception and self-image, motivation with regard to physical activity and ...