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 […]

Är dina klienter defensiva? Självbekräftelse kan i så fall vara till hjälp.

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

Av: Peter Harris och Ian Hadden, The Self-Affirmation Research Group, School of Psychology, University of Sussex, UK Har du någonsin känt dig motvillig till att diskutera något du hellre vill ignorera? Kanske din förkärlek till något ohälsosamt som du äter alldeles för ofta eller din tendens till att undvika hälsokontroller? Du är inte ensam. De […]

Upplevd självförmåga: Tilltron till sin egen förmåga att nå ett särskilt mål kan hjälpa en att uppnå viktiga livsstilsförändringar

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, […]