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, […]

집에 머무르는 동안 잘 지내기

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

By Dr Federica Picariello & Professor Rona Moss-Morris, King’s College London, the UK. COVID-19 전염병의 결과로서 세계 곳곳에서 일상 생활은 몇 주 안에 크게 바뀌었고 불확실함이 우리의 미래를 장악해 버렸습니다. 빠르고 광범위한 행동 변화 (즉, 자가 격리, 사회적 거리 두기, 격리)를 통해 COVID-19의 확산을 즉각적으로 그리고 시급하게 늦추어야 한다는 점 외에도 COVID-19가 정신적, 신체적 안녕에 미치는 […]

건강행동을 장기간 유지할 수 있는 방법은?

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

Dominika Kwasnick SWPS University, Poland and University of Melbourne, Australia 건강증진 프로그램의 궁극적 목표는 오래 지속되는 변화를 촉진하는 것입니다. 보건의료 전문가들은 이 부분에서 역할을 수행할 수 있습니다. 즉, 환자들이 자신의 건강상 성과를 개선하고 행동 변화를 유지하도록 도울 수 있습니다. 우리는 건강행동을 시작하기 어렵다는 점을 알고 있습니다. 그것을 장기적으로 유지하는 일은 더욱 어려울 수 있습니다. 건강심리학의 […]

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 […]