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 […]


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

由英国萨塞克斯大学心理学院自我肯定研究小组的彼得·哈里斯(Peter Harris)和伊恩·哈登(Ian Hadden)共同撰稿 你曾经不愿意面对那些你宁愿忽略的事情吗?也许你喜欢经常性地吃一些对你有害的东西或者你倾向于避免健康体检?好吧,你并不是个例。我们大多数人都认为自己通常是非常聪明能干的人。因此,当我们被告知自己所做的事情并不真正明智或合格,可能会非常具有挑战性。 因此,我们可以非常熟练地抵制那些我们不愿听到的信息。

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, […]