Jacqueline Martinali

Jacqueline Martinali

As one of the Marketing Communication Specialists, my focus is on behavioral research in the fields of (developmental) psychology and healthcare. My working days are filled with writing website content and blog posts, performing online marketing campaigns, and writing user stories.

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Observing and coding the behavior of siblings

Would it help if your brother or sister is sitting by your side when you're in pain? Would that ease the pain, or provide some distraction?
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Observing and analyzing repetitive movements in infants to detect autism

To examine if a specific repertoire of repetitive movements was present in children with autism, researchers used home videos to code the behaviors of the infants.
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Using facial expression analysis during a musical experiment

Music affects people, that's for sure. But to what extent varies per person. To measure facial expressions during a musical experiment, FaceReader Online is the easy-to-use tool.
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The role of explicit bias in working with depressed cardiac patients

Using simulated medical encounters, Dr. Crapanzano and her team measured the influence of bias in the medical students' diagnosis and treatment plans for a patient presenting as mildly depressed.
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The use of humor during doctor-patient interactions

How often do medical professionals use humor during the interaction with patients? After all, such positive interactions help build a relationship, establish trust, and support the exchange of relevant information.
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Top 5 blog posts about autism

World Autism Awareness Day is an internationally recognized day on April 2nd. A good reason to sum up the top 5 best read blog posts about autism of the last year for you.
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Operating room layout: impact on work patters and flow disruptions

With use of prerecorded videos of surgeries, researchers examined the impact of the layout of an OR on work patterns and flow disruptions of a circulating nurse.
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Buying a travel pillow: do our experiences make our expectations come true?

During a long flight, it is often tempting to take a nap in the airplane seat. Which travel pillow offers you the most comfort for this?
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Robots helping people with dementia

Researcher Wendy Moyle and her team explored if the use of a robotic seal as a therapeutic tool would influence the emotional and behavioral symptoms of dementia.
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Learn to cooperate toward shared goals using the principles of CRM

Teamwork plays an important role in ensuring patient safety and avoiding errors. The most commonly used method to promote teamwork, is training entire teams together to better prepare them for effective cooperation.