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Indicators of Intellectual Thinking as Healthy Thinking and Its Relation with Health-Promoting Lifestyle: A New Perspective in Clinical Psychology and Public Health


Background: Quality of life is determined by the lifestyle of individuals. If people have a healthy lifestyle, then they have a higher quality of life. What makes a person's lifestyle is the way he thinks. Therefore, if the thinking is healthy, the person's lifestyle will be healthy, and if the thinking is unhealthy, the person's lifestyle will also be damaged, which will reduce the quality of life.

Methods: The research method was mixed method in two quantitative and qualitative phases. The research method in the qualitative phase was customary qualitative content analysis, in which the data analysis process was based on the approach of Granheim and Ladman. In the quantitative phase, the psychometric properties of the research scale were measured. This research was conducted from 2016 to 2021 in Iran. The statistical population in the qualitative section was all scientific texts in the form of articles, books and dissertations that were extracted from scientific databases such as ScienceDirect, PubMed, Elsevier, Ebsco, Sid, Magiran.

Results: Indicators of intellectual thinking have been mentioned as research results, which are the main components of the new model of thinking. Moreover, the level of thinking was mentioned and Cognitive distortions, cognitive bias, and perceptual errors were mentioned as sources of harm and error.

Conclusion: Intellectual thinking has been mentioned as healthy thinking, which is the main factor of a health promotion lifestyle because healthy lifestyle improves the quality of life of people, which is one of the indicators of public health. Therefore, a higher quality of life can be achieved from the model of healthy thinking, which is a new perspective on promoting public health.

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IssueVol 51 No 6 (2022) QRcode
SectionOriginal Article(s)
DOI https://doi.org/10.18502/ijph.v51i6.9681
Intellectual Model Health promotion lifestyle Clinical psychology Psychotherapy

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Javidi N, Ghanei M, Ahmadi K, Ahmadizadeh MJ, Ebadi A. Indicators of Intellectual Thinking as Healthy Thinking and Its Relation with Health-Promoting Lifestyle: A New Perspective in Clinical Psychology and Public Health. Iran J Public Health. 2022;51(6):1355-1363.