Thomas Hannan

Thomas Hannan
Griffith University · School of Applied Psychology

Doctor of Philosophy (Psychology)

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Introduction
My broad area of interest is in sport and exercise psychology, health psychology, and behaviour change. I am particularly interested in understanding the cognitive processes that influence human motivation and performance, as well as the processes underpinning people's decision-making to engage in certain health behaviours. I am interested in utilising theoretical models that examine both controlled cognitive processes (e.g., attitudes, intentions, goals, motives) and automatic cognitive process

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This chapter provides an overview on models that explain change processes in health behavior and change toward more physical activity. It is divided into four main parts. In the first section, models are introduced that focus on the motivational process of behavior change and how individuals' decision-making is influenced. The second section deals...
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Introduction A dual process model based upon the affect and health behavior framework was used to explain sedentary behavior, where affective and instrumental components of implicit attitude were measured. Extending dual process theory, we assessed the moderating role of self-monitoring on the effects of implicit attitude on behavior. Method In St...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically changed the way in which people think about and engage with the tourism and travel industry. Understanding how people may respond to this new and changing landscape will be vital if tourism and travel operators hope to recover from the pandemic fallout that has shattered this once vibrant industry. This chapter...
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Introduction A novel dual-process model based upon the affective-reflective theory which distinguishes between affective attitude and instrumental attitude at an explicit and implicit level was used to predict physical activity. Method Undergraduate students (N=114) completed a lab-based study at two time-points, spaced two weeks apart. Participan...
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Directing an individual to focus their attention on internal or external cues can influence performance of skill-based and endurance sports. The present study examined the effects of switching attention across different types of internal and external attentional foci in a rowing task. Novice rowers (19 male, 47 female) focussed attention on one of...
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Background: Increasing workplace physical activity has important implications for workers' health and well-being. However, few interventions targeting physical activity in the workplace are grounded in behavioural theory. Aims: The aim of this study was to develop and pilot a 6-week habit-based intervention designed to promote the development of...
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The current studies aimed to measure and modify approach biases for physically active lifestyle cues. In Study 1, 136 participants who, on average, met physical activity guidelines completed an implicit association task (IAT) to measure approach bias for words representing a physically active or inactive lifestyle. Approach bias scores were positiv...
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Traditional models of exercise motivation presume that behavior is driven by rational decision-making processes. However, recent evidence suggests that automatic motivational processes also play a role in motivating exercise behavior. The current study examined whether regular exercise engagement is linked to implicit approach–avoidance memory asso...
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This study explored whether mental toughness, the capacity to maintain performance under pressure, moderated the relation between physical activity intentions and subsequent behavior. Participants (N = 117) completed the Mental Toughness Index and a theory of planned behavior questionnaire. Seven days later, physical activity was assessed using the...

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