XMED-521 - Psychology of Behavior Change
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This course will explain the foundation of behavior change science and explore associated behavior change theories:
- Health Belief Model (HBM)
- Theory of Reasoned Action/Theory of Planned Behavior (TRA/TPB)
- Social Cognitive Theory (SCT)
- Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (TTM).
Subject matter will incorporate scholarship from the fields of psychology and public health and class activities will include application of behavior change theories and motivational interviewing techniques.
Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to:
- Evaluate origins, key components, and critiques of major models of behavior change: Health Belief Model (HBM); Theory of Reasoned Action/Theory of Planned Behavior (TRA/TPB); Social Cognitive Theory (SCT); Transtheoretical Model of Behavior Change (TTM)
- Identify key components of the Transactional Model of Stress and Coping
- Illustrate factors the contribute to the acquisition of negative health behaviors
- Correlate relationships among stress, coping, and health
- Practice Behavioral Activation and Motivational Interviewing as a strategy for encouraging change