Theory and behavior change (2-3 pages) $20

Readings

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.

     

Assignment

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.