- Series: Jossey-Bass Public Health
- Hardcover: 512 pages
- Publisher: Jossey-Bass; 5 edition (July 27, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1118628985
- ISBN-13: 978-1118628980
- Product Dimensions: 6.8 x 1.3 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 29 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #43,866 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Back Cover
A LANDMARK VOLUME LINKING THEORY TO RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN THE CONTINUUM OF HEALTH BEHAVIOR
Advancing the science of health behavior through the informed application of health behavior theories, the new Fifth Edition of Health Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practice serves as the definitive text for students, practitioners, and scientists in these areas. This edition responds to new developments in health behavior theories and their application in new settings, to new populations, and in new ways.
This book analyzes the key components of theories of health behavior, describing current applications of these theories and identifying important future directions for research and practice in health behavior change. This new edition discusses changes in the science and practice of public health and health promotion, updating the coverage of these areas in a rapidly evolving field.
Health Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practice, Fifth Edition explores:
- How e-health and social media factor into health communication
- The link between culture and health, and the importance of community
- Emerging theories of health behavior and their applications
- The push toward evidence-based interventions and global applications
Written and edited by leading health and social behavior theorists and researchers, Health Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practice provides real-world perspective with a solid approach for the analysis and improvement of health behaviors and health.
Companion Web site: www.wiley.com/go/glanz5e
Additional resources: www.josseybasspublichealth.com
About the Author
KAREN GLANZ, PhD, MPH, is George A. Weiss University Professor, professor of epidemiology and nursing, and director of the Prevention Research Center and the Center for Health Behavior Research at the University of Pennsylvania.
BARBARA K. RIMER, DrPH, is dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Behavior in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Kasisomayajula "Vish" Viswanath, PhD, is the Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), a faculty member in the Center for Population Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). He is also the Co-Director of Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at HPSH, Director of India Research Center at Harvard Chan and the Director of Translation Health Communication Science at Harvard Chan and Dana-Farber.
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The paragraph structure showing evidence-based research and then trails off without explaining how the example relates to the theory construct. In other words, it builds up to a point then never delivers.