The first theories of health behavior to be considered hold that human behavior stems from rational, logical thought processes. Introduction to Health Behavior Theory, Third Edition is designed to provide students with an easy to understand, interesting, and engaging introduction to the theoretical basis of health education. The two major versions are the Health Belief Model and the Theory of Reasoned Action. Second, theories of health behavior, while considering all types of behavior, restrict themselves to the arena of health. The essential health behavior text, updated with the latest theories, research, and issues. The HBM derives from psychological and behavioral theory with the foundation that the two components of health-related behavior are 1) the desire to avoid illness, or conversely get well if already ill; and, 2) the belief that a specific health action will prevent, or cure, illness. One popular health behavior theory is the Theory of Planned Behavior. Comparison of Social Cognition Models 2. Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice provides a thorough introduction to understanding and changing health behavior, core tenets of the public health role. D. Health Belief Model. Covering theory, applications, and research, this comprehensive book has become the gold standard of health behavior texts. 1.4. File Name: Health Behavior And Health Education Theory Research And Practice 4th Edition.pdf Size: 5605 KB Type: PDF, ePub, eBook Category: Book Uploaded: 2020 Nov … Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice provides a thorough introduction to understanding and changing health behavior, core tenets of the public health role. Stage Models 3. 5 As with HBM, SCT conceptualizes individuals as rational actors. Glanz et al. This theory suggests that, if you intend to do something, you will eventually perform the behavior. The health belief model was one of the first models to adapt theory from the behavioral sciences to health problems, and it remains one of the most widely recognized conceptual frameworks of health behavior. KAREN GLANZ, in Nutrition in the Prevention and Treatment of Disease, 2001. While there is continued emphasis on the concept of expectancy-value, a chief advancement of SCT is its focus on personal agency and the importance of context as a determinant of health behavior. Conclusion References The term `health behavior' is used very broadly in this article to refer to any behavior that influences, or is believed to influence, physical health outcomes, either by increasing or The Theory of Reasoned Action and the Theory of Planned Behavior 1.5. Since so much research on health behavior is theory based, it is crucial that the field ‘audit’ itself to be sure that we are moving in the right direction. Social cognitive theory (SCT) As a second approach to models/theories of health behavior, we focus on Bandura’s SCT. The essential health behavior text, updated with the latest theories, research, and issues. Using health behavior theory techniques can make your attempts to help others (or even yourself) change health and wellness habits more effective.