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Initial Post: (Minimum of 300 words)

Part One: Read Chapters 1 & 4 in your textbook. You may also wish to reference: (Links to an external site.)

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Part Two: Summarize the following four individual models to promote health behavior.

  • Transtheoretical Model
  • Social Cognitive Model
  • Health Belief Model
  • Theory of Reasoned Action/Planned Behavior Model

Part Three: Analyze the following comic strip and state which model/theory you feel is most relatable. Justify why you selected this model/theory.


In addition to any relevant textbook readings, provide one current (within 5 years) peer-reviewed article/scholarly source that supports the content. Please remember to always include a title and level one headings.

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Individual Behavioral Change
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Individual Behavioral Change
Understanding health behaviors and the context in which they occur is the foundation of
the most successful public health programs and efforts. As a result, an awareness of relevant
theories of behavior change and the capacity to apply them effectively can help to develop
interventions to enhance health behavior. Theories that establish traction in a discipline help to
shape the field, define the area of practice, and affect professional training and socialization.
Today, no single theory or conceptual framework dominates health promotion and education
research or practice. Some of the most important models for the promotion of health behavior
include trans-theoretical, social cognitive, health belief, and pl...

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