Episode 83: New Year’s Resolutions to Lose Weight: Why So Hard To Keep?

MichaelHistory of Psychology, Motivation, Therapy15 Comments

Why is it so hard to keep our new year’s resolutions to lose weight? I explore this question in this episode in which I also take a tour through the various schools of psychology and show how each one would explain why you have trouble keeping your promise to yourself to lose weight (or stay out of debt, or stop smoking).

  • Concept Map – The map shown in the video is available now inside the Mindomo concept mapping tool. I have embedded the map below (you can navigate it by clicking and dragging around inside the map), or you can open the map in a new browser window by clicking here. In addition, feel free to contact me (go to the Contact Michael page) if you would like me to send you a copy of the map which you can import into a MeadMap account and alter it any way you wish.

  • Make your own mind maps with Mindomo.

If you’re old, don’t try to change yourself, change your environment – B.F. Skinner

If you can’t change something, then change the way you think about it – Maya Angelou’s mother

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15 Comments on “Episode 83: New Year’s Resolutions to Lose Weight: Why So Hard To Keep?”

  1. Smadar, thanks for getting in touch about this map. I noticed that the link to the map was no longer active so I re-wrote the paragraph above so that you can see the map embedded right into the page or you can click to open the map in it’s own window. Also, I’d be happy to send you or anyone the file for the map. Mindomo provides a few different formats if you’d like to try using or modifying it in your own mind mapping software. It can also be exported as a PDF or a PowerPoint file. Please use the Contact Michael page to get ahold of me and I’ll gladly email the file to you. Thanks for you interest!

  2. Hi, where can I find the concept map that was in this topic about all the theories.
    Can I have a copy of this concept map as well for my Psychology classes?

  3. Love the podcast! I’m using this with my high school psychology students. Could I please have a copy of the concept map? Thanks so much!

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  5. glad you like the map. Send me an email and I can send you the file in word format.

  6. Hi–Great podcast! Can I have a copy of the concept map as well for my Psychology classes?

  7. Dear Michael

    Please could you email me your co-mapping regarding weight lose. I found the presentation both clear and concise and useful Keep up the great work. B

  8. Ammiegail: I tried to send you the map but your email keeps bouncing back to me. Please email me and I’ll send you the map back to you.

  9. I would also like a copy of the map if I can . thank you very much for your information it was very helpful to me.

  10. Maria: glad you’re as big a fan of concept mapping as I am. It’s such a good way to help students organize ideas and now with all the online concept mapping tools out there there are even more cool ways to work with them. I’m happy to share the map with you. Just send me an email and I’ll send the file to you. – Michael

  11. Hi Michael, thanks again for your work. I was able to use many of your episodes/podcasts last year. And, now I too LOVE CONCEPT MAPPING. Could I get a copy of the link to the “Schools of Psychology” for my AP students in Pennsylvania? Thank you thank you thank you!

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