Chapter 14. Changing Behaviour to Improve Health

  1. Susan Michie and
  2. Charles Abraham
  1. Paul Bennett,
  2. Mark Conner and
  3. Gaston Godin

Published Online: 24 DEC 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9780470694008.ch14

Health Psychology in Practice

Health Psychology in Practice

How to Cite

Bennett, P., Conner, M. and Godin, G. (2004) Changing Behaviour to Improve Health, in Health Psychology in Practice (eds S. Michie and C. Abraham), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470694008.ch14

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 24 DEC 2009
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2004

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405110891

Online ISBN: 9780470694008



  • health psychologists;
  • behavior patterns;
  • health-impairing behaviours;
  • operant conditioning;
  • classical conditioning


This chapter contains section titled:

  • Behavioural Approaches

  • Cognitive Approaches

  • Using the Theories: Developing Health Promotion Programmes

  • Health Psychology Competences Covered in this Chapter