This paper sought to understand some of the psychological processes which govern fruit and vegetable consumption in Australian truck drivers. Importantly, this research found that past behaviour had an important effect on many of the relationships found in the integrated model. This has demonstrated that further research needs to be conducted to understand how our past or habitual behaviour effects other conscious decision making processes.
Brown, D. J., Hagger, M. S., Morrissey, S., & Hamilton, K. (2018). Predicting fruit and vegetable consumption in long-haul heavy goods vehicle drivers: Application of a multi-theory, dual-phase model and the contribution of past behaviour. Appetite, 121, 326-336. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.11.106 – (download)
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Dr Kyra Hamilton is an Associate Professor in health psychology and behavioural medicine in the School of Applied Psychology at Griffith University, Australia. She has both psychology and nursing qualifications and over 25 years’ experience in the health field. She has particular research interests in health behaviour motivation, self-regulation, and change. Dr Hamilton has won national and international awards for her research and is Chief Investigator on national competitive, industry, and internal grant funded projects. She is Associate Editor Applied Psychology: Health and Well-being and International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, Executive Editor Health Psychology Bulletin, and Editorial Board member Health Psychology Review, British Journal of Health Psychology, and Stress & Health. Dr Hamilton is the State Chair (Queensland) of the Australian Psychological Society College of Health Psychologists and the Australian National Delegate to the European Health Psychology Society.
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