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 […]

Zauzimaju li Vaši klijenti obrambeni stav? U takvim prilikama, samoafirmacija može pomoći.

Posted Posted in Communication, Motivation, Self-affirmation, Self-efficacy

Peter Harris i Ian Hadden, The Self-Affirmation Research Group, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK Jeste li se ikada oklijevali suočiti s nečim što biste radije ignorirali? To može biti sklonost nečemu lošem što jedete prečesto ili sklonost izbjegavanju zdravstvenih pregleda? Niste jedini. Većina nas misli da smo uglavnom prilično razumni i kompetentni. Stoga, […]

Self-efficacy: The “can-do” belief that lets people change their lifestyles

Posted Posted in Motivation, Self-efficacy

By Ralf Schwarzer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany and SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Poland Changing behavior may often be desirable but difficult to do. For example, quitting smoking, eating healthily and sticking to a physical exercise regimen all require motivation, effort, and persistence. While many psychological factors play a role in behavior change, […]