O’Carroll RE (2020) Self-regulation interventions - what do we know and where should we go?. Health Psychology Review, 14 (1), pp. 159-164. https://doi.org/10.1080/17437199.2019.1709529
This special edition of Health Psychology Review provides a very impressive and welcome attempt to synthesise the evidence to date on the effectiveness of self-regulation strategies in understanding and predicting health behaviour change. In this brief commentary I reflect on three issues: (a) the importance of small treatment effects; (b) variability in how interventions are delivered; and (c) the importance of emotion in relation to self-regulation.
Effect size; emotion; form of delivery; number needed to treat (NNT)
Health Psychology Review: Volume 14, Issue 1
|Publication date online||08/01/2020|
|Date accepted by journal||23/12/2019|
|Publisher||Informa UK Limited|