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Health behavior: theory, research, and practice 5th edition Ebook

Health Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practice, Fifth Edition, is a thorough introduction to the practice of health education and health promotion, covering the theories, applications, and research of most use to public health students and practitioners. Through four editions, with more than 100,000 copies sold, this book has become the gold-standard textbook for health behavior courses. This essential resource includes the most current information on theory, research, and practice at individual, interpersonal, and community and group levels, with substantial new content on current and emerging theories of health communication, social marketing and e-health, culturally diverse communities, health promotion, the impact of stress, the importance of networks and community, social marketing, and evaluation. New contents include an update to the selection of theories, both established and emerging; e-health and social media as integrated into health communication; global health as an application of health behavior theory; culture and health disparities; more guidance on how to select suitable theories for specific problems/issues.  In addition to a selection of basic ancillary materials, the editors offer a dedicated website with student-written “theory in action” examples; expanded bibliographies; exemplar measures of theoretical constructs; and relevant links.

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Karen Glanz, PhD, MPH, is George A. Weiss University Professor, Professor of Epidemiology and Nursing and Director of a new Center for Health Behavior Research at the University of Pennsylvania. She was formerly (2004-2009) Candler Professor of Behavioral Sciences and Health Education; Georgia Cancer Coalition Distinguished Research Scholar; and Director of the Emory Prevention Research Center at the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta. Barbara Rimer, DrPH, Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. She previously was Deputy Director for Population Sciences, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. In 2011, President Obama named her to chair the President’s Cancer Panel, monitors the development and execution of the activities of the National Cancer Program. 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.






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