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Title: Efforts to modify health-related behaviors have been dominated by health education perspectives
Authors: VINCK, Jan
Von Lengarke, Thomas
Issue Date: 2008
Citation: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY, 43(3-4). p. 180-180
Abstract: Efforts to modify health-related behaviors have been dominated by health education perspectives. Recently, more ecological views have evolved stating that health-related behavior is also regulated by habitual processes and, especially in terms of behavioral prevalences, environments (meta-/macro-contingencies). Obegosenic environments are a well-known case in point, Thus, while it is evident that health psychologists (nor the populations concerned) do not have direct control over environmental variables, they have to organize collaboration with economic, political and media actors who impact environments. This is a role health psychologists are neither trained nor prepared for, and will have to learn to take up professionally.
Notes: [Vinck, Jan] Hasselt Univ, Inst Behav Sci, Diepenbeek, Belgium. [Von Lengarke, Thomas] Hannover Med Sch, Med Psychol Unit, D-3000 Hannover, Germany.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1942/9276
ISI #: 000259264302091
ISSN: 0020-7594
Category: M
Type: Journal Contribution
Appears in Collections: Research publications

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