Meta-Analysis Errors; Motivation and Behavior Change

In today's episode, Eric presents a segment on motivation and behavior change. He begins by reviewing evidence-based goal setting strategies, then discusses how we can leverage self-determination theory to get motivated to pursue our goals, and how we can lean on the COM-B (capability, opportunity, motivation, behavior) model to change behaviors in accordance with our goals. This leads to a unified, comprehensive, evidence-based model that covers goal setting, motivation, and behavior change from start to finish.

Time stamps

Intro/Announcements (0:00)

Origins of meta-analyses (6:15)

New study on meta-analysis errors (11:53)

The most common errors (17:10)

Interpretation and conclusions (29:22)

Defining “motivation” (50:11)

Goal setting (52:51)

Motivation (1:00:43)

Self-determination theory (1:06:07)

Psychological needs (competence, relatedness, autonomy) (1:11:18)

The COM-B model of behavior change (1:29:19)

Practical application: a unified model combining goal hierarchies, self-determination theory, and the COM-B model of behavior change (1:37:30)

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