Do You Have Motivation or Discipline?

Introduction Every January many of us will make a New Year’s resolution, with the aim of losing weight or getting fit being one of them for many. However, by February, many resolutions will fall by the wayside and fail – with many gyms experiencing a decrease in traffic after the first and second months of… Read More

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What is the Impact of Social Category Diversity on Motivation Gains in Exercise Groups?

Research Paper Title The Impact of Social Category Diversity on Motivation Gains in Exercise Groups. Background Exercising with a virtual partner can increase motivation by 208%, but may be moderated by partner characteristics. We tested the impact of social category diversity (ingroup/outgroup membership) on motivation with a virtual exercise partner. Methods Participants (N = 96)… Read More

Teamwork: Motivation Losses & Gains in Groups

1.0 What is Motivation? Motivation is a reason or reasons for acting or behaving in a particular way. The word motivation is derived from the word ‘motive’ which means needs, desires, wants or drives within the individual. Motivation should be perceived as a dynamic and multidimensional process; it is the process of stimulating people to… Read More

What is the Concept of Identification in Threat Assessment?

Research Paper Title The Concept of Identification in Threat Assessment. Abstract Identification is one of eight warning behaviours – superordinate patterns of accelerating risk – that are theorised to correlate with targeted violence, and have some empirical validation. It is characterised by one or more of five characteristics: Pseudo-commando behaviour; Evidence of a warrior mentality;… Read More

The Motivation to Benefit from Exercise

There is no doubt about the benefits of exercise. Physical activity is associated with a reduced risk of coronary heart disease, obesity, type 2 diabetes, and other chronic diseases and conditions. Despite the wealth of information about the benefits of exercise, sedentary adults often find it hard to  change their behaviour in a sustainable manner. The… Read More

Eight Ways to Achieve Your Goals without any Willpower (Well, Maybe a Little)!

Make it a money-losing venture: According to a study that compared rewards versus punishment in motivating reluctant exercisers, losing money is more painful than not getting it in the first place. So rather than rewarding yourself at the end of a task, try paying yourself a lump sum to begin with, and then fine yourself if you fall short of your… Read More