did-you-know? rent-now

Amazon no longer offers textbook rentals. We do!

did-you-know? rent-now

Amazon no longer offers textbook rentals. We do!

We're the #1 textbook rental company. Let us show you why.


Health Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practice

by ; ;
  • ISBN13:


  • ISBN10:


  • Edition: 5th
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2015-07-27
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

Note: Supplemental materials are not guaranteed with Rental or Used book purchases.

Purchase Benefits

  • Free Shipping Icon Free Shipping On Orders Over $35!
    Your order must be $35 or more to qualify for free economy shipping. Bulk sales, PO's, Marketplace items, eBooks and apparel do not qualify for this offer.
  • eCampus.com Logo Get Rewarded for Ordering Your Textbooks! Enroll Now
  • Buyback Icon We Buy This Book Back!
    In-Store Credit: $10.71
    Check/Direct Deposit: $10.20
    PayPal: $10.20
List Price: $105.54 Save up to $72.29
  • Rent Book $33.25
    Add to Cart Free Shipping Icon Free Shipping

    *This item is part of an exclusive publisher rental program and requires an additional convenience fee. This fee will be reflected in the shopping cart.

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?


The essential health behavior text, updated with the latest theories, research, and issues

Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice provides a thorough introduction to understanding and changing health behavior, core tenets of the public health role. Covering theory, applications, and research, this comprehensive book has become the gold standard of health behavior texts. This new fifth edition has been updated to reflect the most recent changes in the public health field with a focus on health behavior, including coverage of the intersection of health and community, culture, and communication, with detailed explanations of both established and emerging theories. Offering perspective applicable at the individual, interpersonal, group, and community levels, this essential guide provides the most complete coverage of the field to give public health students and practitioners an authoritative reference for both the theoretical and practical aspects of health behavior.

A deep understanding of human behaviors is essential for effective public health and health care management. This guide provides the most complete, up-to-date information in the field, to give you a real-world understanding and the background knowledge to apply it successfully.

  • Learn how e-health and social media factor into health communication
  • Explore the link between culture and health, and the importance of community
  • Get up to date on emerging theories of health behavior and their applications
  • Examine the push toward evidence-based interventions, and global applications

Written and edited by the leading health and social behavior theorists and researchers, Health Behavior: Theory, Research and Practice provides the information and real-world perspective that builds a solid understanding of how to analyze and improve health behaviors and health.

Author Biography

KAREN GLANZ, PhD, MPH, is George A. Weiss University Professor, professor of epidemiology and nursing, and director of the Prevention Research Center and the Center for Health Behavior Research at the University of Pennsylvania.

BARBARA K. RIMER, DrPH, is dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor in the Department of Health Behavior in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Kasisomayajula "Vish" Viswanath, PhD, is the Lee Kum Kee Professor of Health Communication in the Department of Social and Behavioral Science  at the Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health (HSPH), a faculty member in the Center for Population Sciences at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute (DFCI). He is also the Co-Director of Lee Kum Sheung Center for Health and Happiness at HPSH,  Director of India Research  Center at Harvard Chan and the Director of Translation Health Communication Science at Harvard Chan and Dana-Farber.

Table of Contents

Tables and Figures vii

Foreword by Robert T. Croyle xi

Preface xv

About the Editors xx

About the Contributors xxiii

Part One: Health Behavior: The Foundations 1

Chapter 1 The Scope of Health Behavior 3

The Editors

Chapter 2 Theory, Research, and Practice in Health Behavior 23

The Editors

Chapter 3 Ecological Models of Health Behavior 43
James F. Sallis and Neville Owen

Part Two: Models of Individual Health Behavior 65

Chapter 4 Introduction to Health Behavior Theories That Focus on Individuals 67
Barbara K. Rimer and Noel T. Brewer

Chapter 5 The Health Belief Model 75
Celette Sugg Skinner, Jasmin Tiro, and Victoria L. Champion

Chapter 6 Theory of Reasoned Action, Theory of Planned Behavior, and the Integrated Behavioral Model 95
Daniel E. Monta˜no and Danuta Kasprzyk

Chapter 7 The Transtheoretical Model and Stages of Change 125
James O. Prochaska, Colleen A. Redding, and Kerry E. Evers

Part Three: Models of Interpersonal Health Behavior 149

Chapter 8 Introduction to Models of Interpersonal Influences on Health Behavior 151
Catherine A. Heaney and K. Viswanath

Chapter 9 How Individuals, Environments, and Health Behaviors Interact 159
Steven H. Kelder, Deanna Hoelscher, and Cheryl L. Perry

Chapter 10 Social Support and Health 183
Julianne Holt-Lunstad and Bert N. Uchino

Chapter 11 Social Networks and Health Behavior 205
Thomas W. Valente

Chapter 12 Stress, Coping, and Health Behavior 223
Elaine Wethington, Karen Glanz, and Marc D. Schwartz

Chapter 13 Interpersonal Communication in Health and Illness 243
Ashley Duggan and Richard L. Street Jr.

Part Four: Community and GroupModels of Health Behavior Change 269

Chapter 14 Introduction to Community and Group Models of Health Behavior Change 271
Karen Glanz and Alice Ammerman

Chapter 15 Improving Health Through Community Engagement, Community
rganization, and Community Building 277
Nina Wallerstein, Meredith Minkler, Lori Carter-Edwards, Magdalena Avila,and Victoria S´anchez

Chapter 16 Implementation, Dissemination, and Diffusion of Public Health Interventions 301
Ross C. Brownson, Rachel G. Tabak, Katherine A. Stamatakis, and Karen Glanz

Chapter 17 Communication and Health Behavior in a Changing Media Environment 327
K. Viswanath, John R. Finnegan Jr., and Sarah Gollust

Part Five: Using Theory in Research and Practice 349

Chapter 18 Introduction to Using Theory in Research and Practice 351

The Editors

Chapter 19 Planning Models for Theory-Based Health Promotion Interventions 359
L. Kay Bartholomew, Christine Markham, Pat Mullen, and Mar´ıa E. Fern´andez

Chapter 20 Behavioral Economics and Health 389
Kevin Volpp, George Loewenstein, and David Asch

Chapter 21 SocialMarketing 411
J. Douglas Storey, Ronald Hess, and Gary Saffitz

Name Index 439

Subject Index 469 

Supplemental Materials

What is included with this book?

The New copy of this book will include any supplemental materials advertised. Please check the title of the book to determine if it should include any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

The Used, Rental and eBook copies of this book are not guaranteed to include any supplemental materials. Typically, only the book itself is included. This is true even if the title states it includes any access cards, study guides, lab manuals, CDs, etc.

Rewards Program