Mangiare o non mangiare, questo è il dilemma: come i professionisti della psicologia della salute possono aiutare le persone a gestire la sicurezza alimentare?

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Di Barbara Mullan, Curtin University, Australia L’entità del problema Ogni anno a livello mondiale una persona su dieci (approssimativamente 600 milioni di persone) si ammala dopo aver mangiato del cibo contaminato, e muoiono fino a 42.000 persone. Ci sono grandi differenze geografiche rispetto a dove tutto ciò accade, con le regioni dell’Africa, del sud-est asiatico, […]

Willpower versus Unhealthy Temptations – Spoiler Alert – Willpower Usually Loses

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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 […]