Part 1. The Science of Health Behaviour Change Approach 1. Overview of the Science of Health Behaviour Change 2. Theories of Behaviour Change 3. Behaviour Change Techniques 4. Theory-Based Interventions 5. The Methodology of Health Behaviour Change 6. Analysing Health Behaviour Change Data Part 2. Applying the Science of Health Behaviour Change 7. Health Promotion 8. Health Risk Behaviours 9. Environment & Policy-based approaches to health behaviour change 10. Technology-based approaches to health behaviour change 11. Future Directions
Andrew Prestwich is Senior Lecturer in Health & Social Psychology at the University of Leeds, UK. His research examines the impact of theory-based interventions on health behaviour. He has previously held posts at the University of Oxford, University of Essex and University College London. Jared Kenworthy is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Texas at Arlington, USA. His research concerns social categorization and social influence in group processes, as well as intergroup relations and prejudice reduction. Before his post at the University of Texas at Arlington, he held a post-doctoral research position at the University of Oxford, and studied the development of inter-community trust in Northern Ireland. Mark Conner is Professor of Applied Social Psychology at the University of Leeds. His research focuses on understanding and changing health behaviors with a focus on the role of affect, attitudes and intentions. He has published over 200 papers and edited a number of books in this area.
'This book provides an excellent overview of psychological constructs, mechanisms and intervention approaches, and helps to understand how health behaviors can be modified...A broad range of health promotion strategies and behaviour change techniques are addressed that also include technology, environment, and policy. This book is a cornerstone of information and certainly should be essential reading for students as well as for both novice and seasoned researchers.' - Prof. Dr. Ralf Schwarzer, Freie Universitat Berlin, Germany