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dc.contributor.authorTarrant, M
dc.contributor.authorHagger, MS
dc.contributor.authorFarrow, CV
dc.contributor.editorJolanda Jetten, Catherine Haslam & S. Alexander Haslam
dc.description.abstractHow many of us habitually attend a gym class two or three times each week, and monitor the amount of salt and saturated fat we consume in our diets? Hopefully, quite a lot of us. Yet, how many of us also ®nd ourselves quite often ± perhaps while in the company of friends ± eating more than we should or drinking a few too many glasses of wine? Unfortunately, it seems, quite a lot of people fall into this category as well, as recent statistics on obesity and alcohol-related hospital admissions pay testament (The King's Fund, 2010). How, then, do we explain this apparent inconsistency between making decisions and pursuing behaviours that are bene®cial for our health on the one hand and acting in ways that can clearly undermine our health on the other? The current chapter seeks to explain this inconsistency.
dc.publisherPsychology Press
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofbooktitleThe Social Cure: Identity, health and well-being
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology and Cognitive Sciences not elsewhere classified
dc.titlePromoting positive orientation towards health through social identity
dc.typeBook chapter
dc.type.descriptionB1 - Chapters
dc.type.codeB - Book Chapters
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorHagger, Martin S.
gro.griffith.authorOwnsworth, Tamara

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