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Running head: PLAN SUPPORT1Plan SupportShayla L. EakinSouthern New Hampshire University
PLAN SUPPORT2The behavioral perspective is based on behaviors or actions that are learned. Thisperspective can be used to help reduce the problem of childhood obesity with increased physicalactivities, a healthy diet, and self-control.One fundamental theory of behavioral psychology perspective is that "children typicallyadopt the preferences and eating behaviors of their parents" (Lipton-Inga, 2015). So if the parentchanges their eating habits and physical activity it is safe to say that the child will adapt to it.With a healthier diet and increased physical activities the child has less risk of obesity.Childhood obesity can also be addressed with observational learning and modeling."Observational learningdescribes how we naturally observe and imitate other people in orderto learn, a process known as modeling" (Myers & DeWall, 2017, p. 3.29). When a child see'stheir parent living a healthy lifestyle they will tend to model them and learn to live a healthy
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