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Reframing Health Behavior Change With Behavioral Economics

Reframing Health Behavior Change With Behavioral Economics Author Warren K. Bickel
ISBN-10 9781135683283
Release 2000-02-01
Pages 448
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Behavioral economics is a rapidly developing area of psychological science that has synergistically merged microeconomic concepts with behavioral research methods. A driving force behind the growth of behavioral economics has been its recent application to behaviors that significantly affect health. The book examines the latest behavioral economic research on smoking, drug and alcohol abuse, obesity, gambling, and other poor health habits, and explores the implications for individual and community interventions and policy directions. This innovative book describes new concepts and methods developed in behavioral economics and applies them to understanding health behavior change. The richness of behavioral economic concepts provides novel methods and measures that lend to an understanding of health behavior that is different from previous work in the field. Featuring contributions from experimental and clinical psychologists and economists, this book will be of interest to a broad range of students and professionals concerned with health behavior, including researchers, clinicians, and policymakers, as well as psychologists, educators, and all those who work with people who are currently attempting to make positive health and lifestyle changes.

Behavioral economics

Behavioral economics Author James W. Allison
ISBN-10 UCAL:B4149644
Release 1983
Pages 223
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Behavioral economics has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Behavioral economics also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Behavioral economics book for free.

Behavioral Economics and Healthy Behaviors

Behavioral Economics and Healthy Behaviors Author Yaniv Hanoch
ISBN-10 9781317269519
Release 2017-05-18
Pages 248
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The field of behavioural economics can tell us a great deal about cognitive bias and unconscious decision-making, challenging the orthodox economic model whereby consumers make rational and informed choices. But it is in the arena of health that it perhaps offers individuals and governments the most value. In this important new book, the most pernicious health issues we face today are examined through a behavioral economic lens. It provides an essential and timely overview of how this growing field of study can reframe and offer solutions to some of the biggest health issues of our age. The book opens with an overview of the core theoretical concepts, after which each chapter assesses how behavioral economic research and practice can inform public policy across a range of health issues. Including chapters on tobacco, alcohol and drug use, physical activity, dietary intake, cancer screening and sexual health, the book integrates the key insights from the field to both developed and developing nations. Also asking important ethical questions around paternalism and informed choice, this book will be essential reading for students and researchers across psychology, economics and business and management, as well as public health professionals wishing for a concise overview of the role behavioral economics can potentially play in allowing people to live healthier lives.

Handbook of Motivational Counseling

Handbook of Motivational Counseling Author W. Miles Cox
ISBN-10 9780470092583
Release 2004-03-05
Pages 538
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Motivation is a pervasive force that can affect well-being in a variety of life situations, from the more minor through to the ability to overcome addictions and other serious psychological problems. This book presents empirically supported theories (featuring current concerns theory), questionnaires based on these theories (highlighting the Motivational Structure Questionnaire) and varied interventions based on these, with special emphasis on Systematic Motivational Counselling but also including chapters on such approaches as Personality Systems Interaction Theory, expectancy-based approaches, Motivational Interviewing, logotherapy and several others.

Genes Behavior and the Social Environment

Genes  Behavior  and the Social Environment Author Committee on Assessing Interactions Among Social, Behavioral, and Genetic Factors in Health
ISBN-10 9780309101967
Release 2006-11-07
Pages 384
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Over the past century, we have made great strides in reducing rates of disease and enhancing people's general health. Public health measures such as sanitation, improved hygiene, and vaccines; reduced hazards in the workplace; new drugs and clinical procedures; and, more recently, a growing understanding of the human genome have each played a role in extending the duration and raising the quality of human life. But research conducted over the past few decades shows us that this progress, much of which was based on investigating one causative factor at a time—often, through a single discipline or by a narrow range of practitioners—can only go so far. Genes, Behavior, and the Social Environment examines a number of well-described gene-environment interactions, reviews the state of the science in researching such interactions, and recommends priorities not only for research itself but also for its workforce, resource, and infrastructural needs.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Operant and Classical Conditioning

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Operant and Classical Conditioning Author Frances K. McSweeney
ISBN-10 9781118468173
Release 2014-05-23
Pages 760
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This combined survey of operant and classical conditioning provides professional and academic readers with an up-to-date, inclusive account of a core field of psychology research, with in-depth coverage of the basic theory, its applications, and current topics including behavioral economics. Provides comprehensive coverage of operant and classical conditioning, relevant fundamental theory, and applications including the latest techniques Features chapters by leading researchers, professionals, and academicians Reviews a range of core literature on conditioning Covers cutting-edge topics such as behavioral economics


Gambling Author Mark Dixon
ISBN-10 9781608827794
Release 2006-05-01
Pages 260
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The rise in legalized gambling in the United States over the last fifteen years has led to much debate among scientists and practitioners about how to conceptualize and study the phenomenon, treat persons who experience difficulties controlling their level of play, and prevent individuals from becoming problem or 'pathological' gamblers. The current volume brings together a group of basic and applied behavior scientists to discuss these matters. Gambling is designed to allow readers familiar with the general concepts and principles of behavior analysis to understand how the field is addressing the area of gambling. Graduate students taking classes in behavioral applications, or those enrolled in seminars specific to gambling, will find this collection of papers a vital resource. The book will also be useful to clinicians interested in understanding the basic and conceptual foundations that underlie successful prevention and treatment approaches.

Handbook of Evidence Based Practice in Clinical Psychology Adult Disorders

Handbook of Evidence Based Practice in Clinical Psychology  Adult Disorders Author Michel Hersen
ISBN-10 9781118144756
Release 2012-08-02
Pages 768
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Handbook of Evidence-Based Practice in Clinical Psychology, Volume 2 covers the evidence-based practices now identified for treating adults with a wide range of DSM disorders. Topics include fundamental issues, adult cognitive disorders, substance-related disorders, psychotic, mood, and anxiety disorders, and sexual disorders. Each chapter provides a comprehensive review of the evidence-based practice literature for each disorder and then covers several different treatment types for clinical implementation. Edited by the renowned Peter Sturmey and Michel Hersen and featuring contributions from experts in the field, this reference is ideal for academics, researchers, and libraries.

Health and Human Behavior

Health and Human Behavior Author Robert M. Kaplan
ISBN-10 0070335664
Release 1993-01-01
Pages 556
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HEALTH AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR is a survey text which takes a broad approach to the study of the science that connects behavior to health and health to behavior. Taking an epidemiological approach to the field, the text goes beyond the study of psychological processes in the individual such as stress and coping or personality factors to examine the interrelationship between health and human behavior from a variety of perspectives. Written by three leading scholars in the field. HEATH AND HUMAN BEHAVIOR has twenty chapters divided into four sections: Methods and Issues; Stress and Coping; Chronic Illnesses; Health Behavior and Health Promotion. The text provides up-to-date discussions of such current issues as the health care system, problems in compliance with medical recommendations, and social support and its relationship to illness. The major chronic illnesses (cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and AIDS) are covered in depth, and the role of human behavior in all aspects of these diseases is discussed in detail. "Focus on Women" boxes provide timely information about women's health issues in many chapters, and material covered in the "Focus on Minorities" boxes provides coverage of the health issues unique to our ethnically diverse society.


Impulsivity Author Gregory Jude Madden
ISBN-10 1433804778
Release 2010
Pages 453
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Impulsivity explores the basis for the seemingly universal tendency to devalue rewards or punishments that are not immediately available. When confronted with any number of modern impulsive behaviorssuch as drug use, pathological gambling, marital infidelity, and gluttonyindividuals have a choice with two outcomes: an immediate benefit, such as getting high, or a delayed or probabilistic benefit, such as health, money saved, or the satisfaction of a good life. This volume is an approachable, comprehensive overview of the behavioral science and neuroscience of these impulsive choices and their relation to delay discounting--the tendency to devalue temporally distant rewards or punishments, even though they may greatly outbalance the immediate benefit of our choices. The cutting-edge researchers who contributed to this volume have documented cross-species similarities in impulsive decision making and pioneered the neuroscience of impulsive choice. In this text they provide insights into harmless impulsive acts as well as those that dominate and destroy lives. The contributors tackle key issues such as whether impulsivity and risk taking are a trait or state; the neuroscience, neuroeconomics, and computational modeling of neural systems underlying impulsivity; and the relation between impulsivity and addictions, health decision making, altruism, and attention-deficit disorder. Theoretical debates regarding the origins of impulsivity round out this text, which will be of interest to researchers and graduate students in psychology, behavioral economics, psychopharmacology, behavioral analysis and therapy, and the science of decision making.

Health Behavior and Health Education

Health Behavior and Health Education Author Karen Glanz
ISBN-10 UOM:39015045580050
Release 2002
Pages 583
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A Thoroughly Revised Edition of the Classic Volume for Public Health Students and Professionals Since it was first published more than a decade ago, "Health Behavior and Health Education: Theory, Research, and Practice" has become the leading resource in the field of health promotion and education. This thoroughly revised third edition provides a comprehensive and in-depth analysis of health behavior theories relevant to health education and includes the most current information on developments in theory, research, and practice.

Policy and Choice

Policy and Choice Author William J. Congdon
ISBN-10 9780815704980
Release 2011
Pages 247
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Argues that public finance--the study of the government's role in economics--should incorporate principles from behavior economics and other branches of psychology.

Behavioral Mechanisms and Psychopathology

Behavioral Mechanisms and Psychopathology Author Kurt Salzinger
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105132214037
Release 2009-01-01
Pages 240
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This is the first book to present the leading contemporary theories and research regarding the behavioral processes that underlie major mental illnesses, including schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, eating disorders, and alcohol/drug disorders.


Nudge Author Richard H. Thaler
ISBN-10 9781101655092
Release 2009-02-24
Pages 320
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From the winner of the 2017 Nobel Prize in Economics, Richard H. Thaler, and Cass R. Sunstein: a revelatory look at how we make decisions—for fans of Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink and Daniel Kahneman’s Thinking Fast and Slow New York Times bestseller Named a Best Book of the Year by The Economist and the Financial Times Every day we make choices—about what to buy or eat, about financial investments or our children’s health and education, even about the causes we champion or the planet itself. Unfortunately, we often choose poorly. Nudge is about how we make these choices and how we can make better ones. Using dozens of eye-opening examples and drawing on decades of behavioral science research, Nobel Prize winner Richard H. Thaler and Harvard Law School professor Cass R. Sunstein show that no choice is ever presented to us in a neutral way, and that we are all susceptible to biases that can lead us to make bad decisions. But by knowing how people think, we can use sensible “choice architecture” to nudge people toward the best decisions for ourselves, our families, and our society, without restricting our freedom of choice. More than 750,000 copies sold

Annual Review of Clinical Psychology

Annual Review of Clinical Psychology Author
ISBN-10 UOM:39015066129050
Release 2007
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Annual Review of Clinical Psychology has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Annual Review of Clinical Psychology also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Annual Review of Clinical Psychology book for free.

Factors affecting the regulation of intravenous drug self administration by the rhesus monkey

Factors affecting the regulation of intravenous drug self administration by the rhesus monkey Author Graham S. Flory
ISBN-10 UOM:39015060808659
Release 2005
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Factors affecting the regulation of intravenous drug self administration by the rhesus monkey has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from Factors affecting the regulation of intravenous drug self administration by the rhesus monkey also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full Factors affecting the regulation of intravenous drug self administration by the rhesus monkey book for free.

Youth Violence

Youth Violence Author John Devine
ISBN-10 1573315257
Release 2004-01-01
Pages 417
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This volume summarizes and assesses the current state of knowledge about strategies to prevent youth violence. By focusing on violence committed by and upon youth (adolescents and young adults), the authors emphasize the importance of preventive, as opposed to merely retributive, approaches to the problem.