Social Structure: theories of delinquency, psychology homework help

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Theories relating to social structure:

Cognitive Behavioral Theory, Psychological Theory, Choice Theory 

How have these theories changed over time and what elements in society have led to these changes?

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behavioural change theories are attempts to explain why behaviours change. These theories cite environmental, personal, and behavioural characteristics as the major factors in behavioural determination. In recent years, there has been increased interest in the application of these theories in the areas of healtheducationcriminologyenergy andinternational development with the hope that understanding behavioural change will improve the services offered in these areas. Some scholars have recently introduced a distinction between models of behavior and theories of change.[1] Whereas models of behavior are more diagnostic and geared towards understanding the psychological factors that explain or predict a specific behavior, theories of change are more process-oriented and generally aimed at changing a given behavior. Thus, from this perspective, understanding and changing behavior are two separate but complementary lines of scientific investigation.

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