To eat or not to eat, that is the question: How can health psychology practitioners help people manage food safety?

Posted Posted in Automaticity, Habit, Self-efficacy

By Barbara Mullan, Curtin University, Australia Extent of the problem Every year, one in 10 people worldwide (approximately 600 million people) become ill after eating contaminated food, and as many as 420,000 people die. There are vast geographical differences in where these instances occur, with African, South-East Asian, and Eastern Mediterranean regions bearing the highest […]

Improving the delivery of brief alcohol advice in primary care: views from both sides of the consultation table

Posted Posted in Assessment, Brief behavioural intervention, Goal setting, Habit, Planning

By Amy O’Donnell, Newcastle University, UK Levels of drinking have fallen recently in some parts of Europe, particularly amongst young people. However, excessive alcohol consumption remains a major risk factor for poor health and early death. Providing simple brief advice to those identified as heavy drinkers can help reduce the amount of alcohol people consume, […]

Ostati dobro dok ostajemo doma

Posted Posted in Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Coping, Habit, Mental Health, Planning, Routines, Self-monitoring, SMART Goals

Napisali Dr Federica Picariello i Rona Moss-Morris, King’s College London, UK.  U roku od par tjedana, na čitavoj planeti svakodnevni život drastično se i dramatično promijenio uslijed COVID-19 pandemije, te je određena neizvjesnost obavila ljudsku budućnost. Uz potrebu da se hitno uspori širenje bolesti COVID-19 putem brzih i kolektivnih bihevioralnih promjena (npr., samoizolacija, socijalna distanca […]

Kako dugoročno održati ponašanja koja promiču zdravlje?

Posted Posted in Habit, Motivation, Self-monitoring, Self-regulation

Napisala Dominika Kwasnicka, Sveučilište SWPS, Poljska i Sveučilište Curtin, Australija Krajnji cilj programa za promicanje zdravlja je potaknuti dugoročne promjene, u čemu sudjeluju i zdravstveni djelatnici time što pomažu poboljšati zdravstvene ishode pacijenata, kao i održavati promjene u ponašanju. Znamo kako je teško potaknuti ponašanja koja promiču zdravlje, te kako je još zahtjevnije održavati to […]

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 […]

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 […]