Week 1-Disscussion due 11/28

Introduction   to Health Behavior


Learning Resources


· 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.

Discussion: Health   Behavior and Health Psychology

 A description   of the negative health behavior you chose and the population you identified   for which this may be an issue. Then explain three reasons why it may be   difficult for the population to change that behavior. Finally, explain how   health psychology may be used to address one of the difficulties you   identified. Be specific and provide examples. min 250 words 

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