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PSYC 6242 Changing Health Behavior: Theory and Practice: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

PSYC 6242 Required Course Readings


The links are for required readings found in the Walden databases ONLY. For all other readings, see your course resources.

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Amalraj, S., Starkweather, C., Nguyen, C., & Naeim, A. (2009). Health literacy, communication, and treatment decision-making in older cancer patients. Oncology, 23(4), 369–375.

American Psychological Association (2009). Criteria for the evaluation of quality improvement programs and the use of quality improvement data. American Psychologist, 64(6), 551–557.

American Psychological Association. (2010). Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct.

Bricker, J. B., Rajan, K. B., Zalewski, M., Andersen, R., Ramey, M., & Peterson, A.V. (2009). Psychological and social risk factors in adolescent smoking transitions: A population-based longitudinal study. Health Psychology, 28(4), 439–447.

D’Amico, E.J. & Edelen, M.O. (2007). Pilot test of Project CHOICE: A voluntary after school intervention for middle school youth. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 21(4), 592–598.

Davis-Coelho, K., Waltz, J., Davis-Coelho, B. (2000). Awareness and presention of bias against fat clients in psychotherapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 31(6), 682–684.

Delahaij, R., van Dam, K., Gaillard, A. K., & Soeters, J. (2011). Predicting performance under acute stress: The role of individual characteristics. International Journal Of Stress Management, 18(1), 49-66.

Duhaney, L., & Duhaney, D. C. (2000). Assistive technology: Meeting the needs of learners with disabilities. International Journal of Instructional Media, 27(4), 393.

Fogelholm, M., Valve, R., Absetz, P., Heinonen, H., Uutela, A., Patja, K., & ... Talja, M. (2006). Rural–urban differences in health and health behaviour: A baseline description of a community health‐promotion programme for the elderly. Scandinavian Journal of Public Health, 34(6), 632–640.

Gannon, C. L. (1998). The deaf community and sexuality education. Sexuality & Disability, 16(4), 283–293.

Green, C. S. & Bavelier, D. (2008). Exercising your brain: A review of human brain plasticity and training-induced learning. Psychology and Aging, 23(4), 692–701.

GrØnbaek, H. N. (2008)”We’ve always eaten healthily” Family narratives about causes of their child’s obesity and the motivation for taking action. Nordic Psychology, 60(3), 183–208.

Huang, L., Chen, S., Yu, Y., Chen, P., & Lin, Y. (2002). The effectiveness of health promotion education programs for community elderly. Journal of Nursing Research (Taiwan Nurses Association), 10(4), 261–270.

Irby, M., Kaplan, S., Garner-Edwards, D., Kolbash, S., & Skelton, J.A. (2010). Motivational interviewing in a family-based pediatric obesity program: A case study. Families, Systems, & Health, 28(3), 236-246.

Kirkwood, A. D. & Stamm, B. H. (2006). A social marketing approach to challenging stigma. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 37(5), 472–476.

Lemieux, A. F., Fisher, J. D., & Pratto, F. (2008). A music-based HIV prevention intervention for urban adolescents. Health Psychology, 27(3), 349–357.

Lopez, S. J., Edwards, L. M., Teramoto Pedrotti, J., Ito, A., & Rasmussen, H. N. (2002). Culture counts: Examinations of recent applications of the Penn Resiliency Program or, toward a rubric for examining cultural appropriateness of prevention programming. Prevention & Treatment, 5(1), 12.

Lott, B. (2002). Cognitive and behavioral distancing from the poor. American Psychologist, 57(2), 100–110.

Mahalik, J.R. & Burns, S.M (2011). Predicting health behaviors in young men that put them at risk for heart disease. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 12(1), 1-12.

McKenzie-Mohr, D. (2000). Fostering sustainable behavior through social marketing. American Psychologist, 55(5), 531–537.

Miller, V. A. (2009). Parent-child collaborative decision making for the management of chronic illness: A qualitative analysis. Families, Systems, and Health, 27(3), 249–266.

O’Connor, D.B., Jones, F., Conner, M., McMillan, B. (2008). Effects of daily hassles and eating style on eating behavior. Health Psychology, 27(1, Suppl.), S20-S31.

Orbell, S., Lidierth, P., Henderson, C. J., Geeraert, N., Uller, C. Uskul, A. K., & Kyriakaki, M. (2009). Social-cognitive beliefs, alcohol, and tobacco use: A prospective community study of change following a ban on smoking in public places. Health Psychology, 28(6), 753-761.

Oyserman, D., Fryberg, S.A., & Yoder, N. (2007). Identity-based motivation and health. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 93(6), 1011-1027.

Reed, A. E., Mikels, J. A., & Simon, K. I. (2008). Older adults prefer less choice than younger adults. Psychology and Aging, 23(3), 671–675.

Resnicow, K., Davis, R., Zahang, N., Strecher, V., Tolsma, D., Calvi, J., Alexander, G., Anderson, J.P., Wiese, C., & Cross, Jr., W.E. (2009). Tailoring a fruit and vegetable intervention on ethnic identity: Results of a randomized study. Health Psychology, 28(4), 394-403.

Schwarzer, R. & Luszczynska, A. (2008). How to overcome health-compromising behaviors: The health action process approach. European Psychologist, 13 (2), 141–151.

Sluzki, C. E. (2010). Personal social networks and health: Conceptual and clinical implications of their reciprocal impact. Families, Systems, & Health, 28(1), 1-18.

Talen, M.R., Grampp, K., Tucker, A., & Schultz, J. (2008). What physicians want from their patients: Identifying what makes good patient communication. Families, Systems, & Health, 26(1), 58-66.

Walden University. (n.d.). Commitment to social change.

Wedding, D., Kohout, J., Mengel, M. B., Ohlemiller, M., Ulione, M., Cook, K., ... Braddock, S. (2007). Psychologists’ knowledge and attitudes about fetal alcohol syndrome, fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, and alcohol use during pregnancy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 38(2), 208–213.

Wilson, D. K., Van Horn, M., Kitzman-Ulrich, H., Saunders, R., Pate, R., Lawman, H. G., ... Brown, P. V. (2011). Results of the “Active by Choice Today” (ACT) randomized trial for increasing physical activity in low-income and minority adolescents. Health Psychology, 30(4), 463–471.

Wood, W. & Neal, D.T. (2007). A new look at habits and the habit-goal interface. Psychological Review, 114(4), 843–863.

Zimmermann, C. Del Piccolo, L., & Finset, C. (2007). Cues and concerns by patients in medical consultations: A literature review. Psychological Bulletin, 133(3), 438-463.

Other Readings

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