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Health Behavior Theory for Public Health, Second Edition

Author(s): Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD, Charles H. Candler Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia
Laura F. Salazar, PhD, Associate Professor, Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Richard A. Crosby, PhD, DDI Endowed Professor, Department of Health Behavior, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
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  • ISBN-13: 9781284129885
  • Paperback    400 pages      © 2019
  • Will Publish: 3/15/2018
Price: $85.95 US List
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This one-of-a-kind text book examines health behavior theory, through the context of the “New Public Health”. Health Behavior Theory will provide your students with a balanced professional education – one that explores the essential spectrum of theoretical tools as well as the core practices.

Divided into three sections, the book takes a unique ecological approach to learning about health behavior theory and its application. The reader will first gain a broad understanding of health, public health, health behavior and health promotion planning. This is followed by a straightforward and expansive look at the most commonly applied theories and approaches to public health research and programs. Students will come away with a clear understanding of how theory “fits” into the larger scope of public health research and practice. Finally, readers will learn about the essential tasks of measurement, evaluation, and translation through an examination a diverse set of application “tools”.

Section  I  Overview
  Chapter  1  Health Behavior in the Context of the “New” Public Health
  Chapter  2  How Theory Informs Health Promotion and Public Health Practice
  Chapter  3  The PRECEDE–PROCEED Planning Model
Section  II  Conceptual and Theoretical Perspectives for Public Health Research and Practice
  Chapter  4  Value–Expectancy Theories
  Chapter  5  Models Based on Perceived Threat and Fear Appeals
  Chapter  6  Stage Models for Health Promotion
  Chapter  7  Social Cognitive Theory Applied to Health Behavior
  Chapter  8  Health Communication: Theory, Social Marketing, and Tailoring
  Chapter  9  Ecological and Structural Approaches to Improving Public Health
  Chapter  10  Social Network Theory
  Chapter  11  Diffusion of Innovations Theory
Section  III  Application to Public Health Research and Practice
  Chapter  12  Translating Research to Practice: Putting “What Works” to Work
  Chapter  13  Learning to Combine Theories: An Introduction to Intervention Mapping
  Chapter  14  Measurement and Design Related to Theoretically Based Health Promotion Research and Practice
  Chapter  15  Evaluating Theory-Based Public Health Programs: Linking Principles to Practice

Ralph J. DiClemente, PhD-Charles H. Candler Professor, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia

Additional Titles by this Author

Laura F. Salazar, PhD-Associate Professor, Institute of Public Health, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia

Richard A. Crosby, PhD-DDI Endowed Professor, Department of Health Behavior, College of Public Health, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky