Intervensi psikologi positif di tempat kerja

Posted Posted in Intervention design, Interventions

Oleh Alexandra Michel, Federal Institute for Occupational Health and Safety, Jerman dan Annekatrin Hoppe, Humboldt Universität, Jerman Para pekerja menghabiskan sebahagian besar masa mereka di tempat kerja. Tidak mengejutkan bahawa dengan mengurangkan beban kerja dan meningkatkan sumber daya (contohnya, autonomi, sokongan sosial, keberkesanan diri) di tempat kerja adalah penting untuk meningkatkan keseimbangan kerja, kesejahteraan dan […]

Apa terjadi pada ubat-ubatan apabila dibawa pulang?

Posted Posted in Medication adherence

Oleh Kerry Chamberlain, Universiti Massey, Auckland, New Zealand Apa yang selalu dilakukan pada ubat-ubatan apabila dibawa pulang? Agak memeranjatkan, apabila tidak banyak penyelidikan telah dibuat untuk menjawab soalan tersebut. Namun, ia adalah penting – kebanyakan ubat-ubatan diambil ketika di rumah di bawah kawalan pengguna. Ubat-ubatan preskripsi dikawal, tetapi apabila dipreskripsikan dan diambil, ia patut dimakan mengikut […]

How to set goals that work?

Posted Posted in Goal setting, Planning

By Tracy Epton, University of Manchester, United Kingdom Goal setting is a popular technique There are many different techniques that can be used to change behaviour (93 according to a recent list!). Goal setting is a well-known technique that most people have used at some point. Goal setting is used by charities (e.g., Alcohol Concern, […]

Move more, sit less at work: let’s not sit to talk about it

Posted Posted in Interventions, Social Support

By Stuart Biddle, University of Southern Queensland, Australia I’m writing this blog on Valentine’s Day! The health promotion charity in Australia, Bluearth, has produced some amusing videos encouraging you to use your chair less by ‘breaking up with your chair’ (liking splitting from your partner, see videos here). So what is the issue here? Essentially, […]

Willpower versus Unhealthy Temptations – Spoiler Alert – Willpower Usually Loses

Posted Posted in Automaticity, Habit

By Amanda Rebar, Central Queensland University, Australia It will come as no surprise that evidence shows people do not always behave in ways that are best for their long-term health. For example, most people are aware that exercise is good for their physical and mental health, but comparatively far fewer people exercise regularly. When a […]

Harnessing your imagination: Using the power of mental imagery to change health behaviour

Posted Posted in If-Then Plans, Interventions, Mental Imagery, Planning

Martin S. Hagger, Curtin University, Australia and University of Jyväskylä, Finland and Dominic Conroy, Birkbeck University of London, UK What is mental imagery? People are usually quite good at imagining things. For example, people often act out future actions or scenarios in their mind, or daydream about fanciful possibilities. These imagined situations are often unstructured […]

The Power of Planning

Posted Posted in If-Then Plans, Planning

Kuasa Merancang Peter M. Gollwitzer, Universiti New York Semua orang mempunyai tabiat yang tidak baik. Anda makan bila rasa tertekan atau minum alkohol dengan terlalu banyak semasa bersantai dengan rakan-rakan. Tekanan yang anda rasai adalah disebabkan oleh sikap anda sendiri yang sering menangguhkan kerja kerana terlalu asyik melayari media sosial, atau melibatkan diri anda dalam […]

Fear is a bad counsellor

Fear is a bad counsellor

Posted Posted in Fear, Incentives

Dr Gjalt-Jorn Peters, Open University, Netherlands Fear appeals are a commonly used strategy to change behaviour. For instance the threatening and graphic fear-arousing communications now ever-present on tobacco packaging, and in campaigns to promote seatbelt use and discourage substance use. Despite the popularity and widespread use of these fear-arousing methods, research suggests that they may […]

Does money really change everything? Using financial incentives and disincentives to change health behaviours

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Dr Jean Adams, Centre for Diet & Activity Research, University of Cambridge Since October last year, by law, large retailers in England have been charging customers 5p (€0.06) for ‘single-use plastic carrier bags’ – those flimsy plastic bags you get from supermarkets to carry your groceries home. The money raised is donated by retailers to ‘good […]

Getting into the habit: Applying the science of habit-formation to the real-world

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By Benjamin Gardner, King’s College London What is a ‘habit’? Why do we eat popcorn while watching movies? The answer, for most, is that eating popcorn is a habitual response to watching movies. Psychologists define ‘habitual’ behaviours as actions that happen automatically, due to learned associations between situations (the movie theatre) and our responses to […]