An evaluation of social and psychological influences on lifestyle choices and health outcome.

An evaluation of social and psychological influences on lifestyle choices and health outcome.

Focus of the Independent Study
Health risk behaviour
•    Define health behaviour
•    Define health promotion
•    Unhealthy diet
•    Smoking
•    Unprotected sexual behaviour
Health enhancing behaviour
•    Healthy diet
•    Exercise
•    Health-screening behaviour
•    Immunisation behaviour

Predicting health behaviour
•    Models of health behaviour
•    Social cognitive models of behaviour change
•    Health belief model the yale model of communication
•    Social cognition model behavioural change ( strengths and weakness)

Resources for the Independent Study

Banyard, P. (2002) Psychology in Practice: Health. London: Hodder Stoughton

Morrison, V. & Bennett, P. (2006) An Introduction to Health Psychology. Harlow: Pearson Education

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