Self-Regulation in Health Behavior

Self-Regulation in Health Behavior

Editor(s): Denise T. D. de Ridder, John B. F. de Wit

Published Online: 9 MAY 2008

Print ISBN: 9780470024072

Online ISBN: 9780470713150

DOI: 10.1002/9780470713150

About this Book

This text offers a comprehensive overview of new approaches to health-related behaviour from a self-regulation perspective. The authors outline the assumptions on which self-regulation theories are based, discuss recent research and draw out the implications for practice with a particular focus on changing health behaviour. The book is arranged in two sections - Goal Setting and Goal Activation in Health Behaviour and Goal Striving and Goal Persistence. The epilogue compares self-regulation theories with the prevailing social-cognitive models.

Table of contents

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  1. Part I: Goal Setting in Health Behavior: Conflicting Desires and Social Influences

    1. Chapter 3

      Unintentional Behavior: A Subrational Approach to Health Risk (pages 45–70)

      Frederick X. Gibbons, Meg Gerrard, Rachel A. Reimer and Elizabeth A. Pomery

  2. Part II: Goal Striving to Achieve Outcomes: Getting Started, Staying on Track, and Letting Go

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