It’s Just A Number

Attitude Is Everything | Bobbie Hickey
TEDxTallaght, Nov 10, 2015


Handbook of Behavioral Medicine (2010)

Handbook of Behavioral Medicine
Methods and Applications
Editors: Steptoe, Andrew (Ed.)
© 2010

p. 76
It is almost tautological to say that habits are difficult to change.

p. 77
Habit     has_pillar     frequency
context cuing

Habit    fosters        minimal awareness
tunnel vision

Information campaigns change    attitudes

Informational campaigns do_not_change    context cuing

habitual cue-response links are broken and the individual has to re-negotiate new solutions.

the habit discontinuity hypothesis

p. 78
the measurement of a construct is intrinsically linked to the theory one has about the construct

the automaticity component of habit, i.e., the assumption that under time pressure schematic or script-based responses will be elicited.

habit may indeed be interpreted as repetitive and automatic behavior, but it is also used to refer to “bad” behaviors.


Encyclopedia of Behavioral Medicine
Editors: Gellman, Marc, Turner, J. Rick (Eds.)
© 2013. Springer-Verlag New York

Annals of Behavioral Medicine

Mindfulness Meditation for Chronic Pain: Systematic Review and Meta-analysis
Hilton, L., Hempel, S., Ewing, B.A. et al.
ann. behav. med. (2016).


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The attitude-behavior link

Teaching Tip Sheet: Attitudes and Behavior Change
Lisa Bowleg, PhD
Georgetown University
APA, >= 1995

The study of attitudes has had a long and preeminent history in the field of social psychology (Eagly, 1992; Eagly & Chaiken, 1993).
The topic of attitudes is intrinsically appealing to psychologists and non-psychologists alike; we all hold attitudes about many different abstract (e.g., ideologies such as democracy and liberalism) and concrete (e.g., people, places, and things) attitude objects.
Attitudes are “psychological tendencies that are expressed by evaluating a particular entity with some degree of favor or disfavor” (Eagly & Chaiken, 1993, p. 1).

Although research on attitudes is dispersed among many topics such as the measurement of attitudes, the structures of attitudes and beliefs, and theories of attitude formation and change, research on the relationship between attitudes and behavior has consistently been one of the most prominent and debatable topics in the field of social psychology (Eagly & Chaiken, 1993).
Intuitively, the association between a person’s attitudes and her or his behavior makes sense.
However, contemporary research on attitudes has empirically demonstrated that attitudes correlate most reliably with behaviors when an aggregate of attitudes is related to an aggregate of attitude-relevant behaviors; and when a single attitude is related to a single attitude-relevant behavior (Eagly & Chaiken, 1993).

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