Menceritakan kisah penjagaan terhadap orang lain

Posted Posted in Social Support

By/Oleh Irina Todorova, Health Psychology Research Center in Sofia, Bulgaria Penjagaan ahli keluarga yang berumur dan disayangi, yang mungkin mempunyai isu kesihatan, boleh menjadi pengalaman yang rumit dan mengelirukan yang mungkin membuatkan kita rasa gembira dan mengecewakan. Kemajuan dalam sains perubatan pada masa kini  membantu mereka hidup lebih lama, lebih sihat, dan dalam sesetengah keadaan […]

Motivasi dan langkah-langkah pertama menuju aktiviti fizikal

Posted Posted in Goal setting, Motivation, Self-regulation

Oleh Keegan Knittle, University of Helsinki, Finland Ini adalah kisah yang sering didengari daripada penjagaan primer: seorang individu yang sememangnya akan mendapat manfaat daripada aktiviti fizikal telah datang ke klinik. Kami telah berbincang tentang aktiviti fizikal mereka, dan di akhir perbincangan, beliau kata beliau tidak bermotivasi untuk mengubah. Apakah yang patut dilakukan oleh seorang pengamal […]

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

Peter M. Gollwitzer, New York University Everyone has bad habits. You snack when distressed or you drink too much alcohol when relaxing with friends. You create unnecessary stress by letting the social media distract you from completing pressing work projects, or by getting into unnecessary arguments with colleagues, friends, and family. How can you change […]

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 […]