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

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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

Is Motivational-based Interviewing effective in the Promotion of Physical Activity for Women?

Research Paper Title The effect of motivational interviewing-based intervention using self-determination theory on promotion of physical activity among women in reproductive age: A randomized clinical trial. Background Physical activity (PA) prevents chronic diseases. Self-determination theory (SDT) provides a useful framework to understand the nature of motivational interviewing (MI). Objective This study aimed to determine the… Read More