Essentials of Health Behavior: Social and Behavioral Theory in Public Health

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Jones and Bartlett, 2007 - Health & Fitness - 200 pages
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Essentials Of Health Behavior Is An Introduction To The Relationship Between Behavior And A Selection Of Major Health Issues. In Clear And Accessible Language, It Provides The Student With A Background Of The Kinds Of Social And Behavioral Theories That Guide Our Understanding Of Health Related Behavior And That Form The Background For Health Promotion And Prevention Efforts. Filled With Real Life Examples And Profiles, The Text Explores Some Of The Ways In Which These Theories And Approaches Are Used In Applied Health Promotion Efforts. Looking For More Real-Life Evidence? Check Out Cases 3, 5-11, 13, 18, & 20 In Essential Case Studies In Public Health, Putting Public Health Into Practice.

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User Review  - Tara Brabazon - Goodreads

This is an undergraduate textbook, but a good one. There are clear interdisciplinary perspectives. Importantly, there are discussions of how and why people behave in ways that are against their best interest. The dissonance between knowledge and behaviour is evaluated. Read full review

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User Review  - Steph Glier - Goodreads

Highly mediocre. The discussion was far too simple, even for an introductory text. Read full review

About the author (2007)

Mark Cameron Edberg is Research Associate Professor in the School of Public Health and Health Services, Department of Prevention and Community Health, and in the Department of Anthropology at George Washington University in Washington, D.C.

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