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 […]

Assistert røykeavvenning for gravide: bestepraksis fra Storbritannia

Posted Posted in Financial Incentives, Smoking cessation

Av Felix Naughton, Universitet i East Anglia, Storbritannia Mellom 25-50% av kvinnelige røykere slutter å røyke etter at de oppdager at de er gravide. Men hvorfor fortsetter resten å røyke gjennom hele svangerskapet? Vet de ikke at røyking under graviditeten er skadelig? Vanligvis vet de det. En av våre studier fra Storbritannia, som inkluderte gravide kvinner som […]

Forbedring av korte alkoholråd i primæromsorgen: synspunkter fra begge sider av konsultasjonsbordet

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

Av Amy O’Donnell, Newcastle Universitet, Storbritannia Drikkenivå har nylig sunket i deler av Europa, særlig blant ungdom. Men overdrevent alkoholforbruk er fortsatt en stor risikofaktor for dårlig helse og tidlig død. Å gi enkle og korte råd til de som er identifisert som alkoholoverforbrukere, kan bidra til å redusere mengden alkoholforbruk, særlig når rådgiverne er […]

Staying well while staying at home

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

By Dr Federica Picariello and Professor Rona Moss-Morris, King’s College London, the UK. Within weeks around the world, daily life dramatically changed, and uncertainty seized our future in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Beyond the immediate and urgent need to slow down the spread of COVID-19 through rapid and widespread behavioural change (i.e., self-isolation, […]

How to maintain health behaviours long term?

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

By Dominika Kwasnicka, SWPS University, Poland and University of Melbourne, Australia The ultimate goal of health promotion programmes is to promote long-lasting change and health care professionals can play a role and help patients to improve their health outcomes and maintaining behaviour change. We know that health behaviour change is difficult to initiate and it […]

Are your clients being defensive? If so, self-affirmation may help.

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

Peter Harris and Ian Hadden, The Self-Affirmation Research Group, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK Have you ever been reluctant to face up to something you’d rather ignore? Maybe your fondness for something bad for you that you eat too often or your tendency to avoid health check-ups? Well, you’re not alone. Most of […]