7. Interventions for behaviour change

  1. Ron Borland PhD

Published Online: 22 NOV 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118572894.ch7

Understanding Hard to Maintain Behaviour Change: A Dual Process Approach

Understanding Hard to Maintain Behaviour Change: A Dual Process Approach

How to Cite

Borland, R. (2013) Interventions for behaviour change, in Understanding Hard to Maintain Behaviour Change: A Dual Process Approach, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118572894.ch7

Author Information

  1. The Cancer Council, Victoria, Australia

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 NOV 2013
  2. Published Print: 22 NOV 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118572931

Online ISBN: 9781118572894

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Keywords:

  • behaviour change strategies;
  • enhancing self-control;
  • framing (communication);
  • prioritising life challenges;
  • reorienting affective reactions;
  • modifying environments to facilitate behaviour change;
  • executive functioning;
  • operational processes (psychology)

Summary

This chapter canvasses some possible interventions based on CEOS, or more generally on dual-process thing about behaviour change. The interventions are organised into four basic kinds: 1) increasing understanding and the use of knowledge; 2) bolstering self-control mechanisms; 3) reorienting the OS to be more aligned with desired behaviours; and 4) changing the environment or context, particularly the social environment. Each of these is considered in terms of strategies the person might use in the course of trying to change, and interventions that are, or may be more effectively provided, by some outside change agent (eg, a therapist, life coach, or broader social forces).