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Click to edit Master subtitle style   Chapter 6 Behavior Change Theories and  Preventive Interventions 
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  Theory and behavior change Understand the reasons why we engage in  healthy behaviors? How do we think? What motivates us? Do we want to change? Are we ready? Theories can guide the development of  health promotion/education initiatives
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  Is this the right time to change? Are you ready?
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  Transtheoretical Model (TTM) Stages of Change Explaining how and when people modify a  problem behavior or acquire a positive behavior Stages of change are organized on a continuum of  motivational readiness to change 44
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  Five Stages of Change 55
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  At each stage: What are your intentions and actions in order to  bring change? Time frame How aware are you about the need to change  your behavior? How committed to changing are you? 66
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  Contemplation People are aware that a problem exists and are  seriously thinking about overcoming it but have  not yet made a firm commitment to take action. Intending to change  within 6 months Open to feedback and information about how to  change Ambivalent about the costs and benefits of their  behavior 77
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  Preparation People are intending to take action in the  next  month  and have unsuccessfully taken action in  the past year Actively planning change and already taking  some steps toward action such as reducing  frequency of problem behavior. 88
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  Action People modify their behavior, experiences, or  environment in order to overcome their  problems.  Involves overt behavioral changes and  requires commitment of time and energy. “In the last few months I have changed my  behavior” 99
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Maintenance People work to prevent relapse and consolidate  the gains attained during action. Sustaining change and resisting temptation to 
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2010 for the course PSY 338 taught by Professor Lombardo during the Spring '10 term at Oakland University.

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