publication . Article . Other literature type . 2015

Does inhibitory control training improve health behaviour? A meta-analysis.

Martin S. Hagger; Barbara Mullan;
Open Access
  • Published: 09 Oct 2015 Journal: Health Psychology Review, volume 10, pages 168-186 (issn: 1743-7199, eissn: 1743-7202, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Informa UK Limited
Abstract
Objectives: Inhibitory control training has been hypothesised as a technique that will improve an individual's ability to overrule impulsive reactions in order to regulate behaviour consistent with long-term goals. Methods: A meta-analysis of 19 studies of inhibitory control training and health behaviours was conducted to determine the effect of inhibitory control training on reducing harmful behaviours. Theoretically driven moderation analyses were also conducted to determine whether extraneous variables account for heterogeneity in the effect; in order to facilitate the development of effective intervention strategies. Moderators included type of training task...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: education
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