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Titolo:
The false hope syndrome: unrealistic expectations of self-change
Autore:
Polivy, J;
Indirizzi:
Univ Toronto, Dept Psychol, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada Univ Toronto Mississauga ON Canada L5L 1C6 ississauga, ON L5L 1C6, Canada
Titolo Testata:
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF OBESITY
, volume: 25, anno: 2001, supplemento:, 1
pagine: S80 - S84
SICI:
0307-0565(200105)25:<S80:TFHSUE>2.0.ZU;2-O
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
TREATMENT OUTCOMES; PERCEIVED CONTROL; IRONIC PROCESSES; MENTAL CONTROL; PERCEPTION; INHIBITION; FAILURE;
Keywords:
weight loss; expectations; false hope;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Clinical Medicine
Life Sciences
Citazioni:
28
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Polivy, J Univ Toronto, Dept Psychol, Erindale Campus, Mississauga, ON L5L1C6, Canada Univ Toronto Erindale Campus Mississauga ON Canada L5L 1C6 anada
Citazione:
J. Polivy, "The false hope syndrome: unrealistic expectations of self-change", INT J OBES, 25, 2001, pp. S80-S84

Abstract

People appear to behave paradoxically, by persisting in repeated self-change attempts despite previous failures. It is argued, though, that self-change attempts provide some initial rewards even when unsuccessful. Feelings of control and optimism often accompany the early stages of self-modification efforts, in addition, unrealistic expectations concerning the ease, speed, likely degree of change, and presumed benefits of changing may overwhelm the knowledge of one's prior failures. It is thus important to learn to distinguish between potentially feasible and impossible self-change goals in order to avoid overconfidence and false hopes leading to eventual failure and distress.

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