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

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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

Pose, Handshake & Mimicry: Psychological Strategies for Negotiations

I know this is about Brexit, but forget that part and concentrate on the body language and psychological strategies. “AS THE dust settles following the election, Brexit secretary David Davis finally begins formal negotiations on the UK’s divorce from the European Union. With a hung parliament and a much weakened Conservative government, Davis and his team are… Read More

Trialing a Postdeployment Parenting Intervention for Service Members & Their Families With Very Young Children

Research Paper Title A Randomized Clinical Trial of a Postdeployment Parenting Intervention for Service Members and Their Families With Very Young Children. Background Parenting through the deployment cycle presents unique stressors for military families. To date, few evidence-based and military-specific parenting programmes are available to support parenting through cycles of deployment separation and reintegration, especially… Read More

What are the Psychological Benefits of Running?

Research Paper Title The psychological benefits of recreational running: A field study. Background Running yields positive changes in affect, but the external validity of controlled studies has received little attention in the literature. Methods In this inquiry, 50 recreational runners completed the Exercise-Induced Feeling Inventory (Gauvin & Rejeskí, 1993) before and after a bout of… Read More

Can Motorways Promote Active Travel?

Research Paper Title Effects of New Motorway Infrastructure on Active Travel in the Local Population: A Retrospective Repeat Cross-Sectional Study in Glasgow, Scotland. Background Promoting active travel is an important part of increasing population physical activity, which has both physical and mental health benefits. A key benefit described by the then Scottish Government of the… Read More