Course Text: Glanz, K., Rimer, B. K., & Viswanath, K. (Eds.). (2015). Health behavior: Theory, research, and practice(5th ed.). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.
Chapter 1, “The Scope of Health Behavior”
Chapter 2, “Theory, Research, and Practice in Health Behavior”
Book Excerpt: Locke, L. F., Silverman, S. J., & Spirduso, W. W. (2010). Reading and understanding research (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.
Chapter 3, “How to Select and Read Research Reports”
Chapter 7, “Staying Organized When Reading a Quantitative Report”
Chapter 11, “Staying Organized When Reading a Qualitative Report”
Article: Schwarzer, R., & Luszczynska, A. (2008). How to overcome health-compromising behaviors: The health action process approach. European Psychologist, 13(2), 141-151.
Article: Wood, W., & Neal, D. T. (2007). A new look at habits and the habit-goal interface. Psychological Review, 114(4), 843-863.
Theory and Behavior Change (2-3 pages)
· Describe what may increase and decrease the chances that a person will change a negative health behavior and explain why.
· Explain at least two ways to motivate a person to change a behavior.
· Explain the role of theory in development of health behavior interventions.
· Support your responses with references from the Learning Resources.