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Barriers to health behavior change for individuals

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Unformatted text preview: ls and knowledge to change. Barriers to Health Behavior Change: • For individuals ______________ operate to increase behavioral pathogens. Consider effects of vigorous exercise or LF diets. • Unrealistic optimism– e.g., “Technology will save me.” • Health locus of control. • Social influences. • Access to health delivery systems. The Technology of Health Behavior Change Fear Appeals: If people are fearful of a particular health habit, they will change their behaviors to reduce their fear. Does Fear Lead to Attitude Change? Change? Attitude Change (Leventhal, 1970) Fear Fear Does Fear Lead to Attitude Change? Change? The Technology of Health Behavior Change Gain-framed Versus Loss-framed Messages Loss-frame. Bad things that can happen if you don’t Loss-frame. do the behavior do Gain-frame. Good things that can happen i...
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