Edberg speaks of the Social- Ecological Web (Chapter 1 & 2).
Glanz, Rimer and Viswanath speak of the history of ecological models and levels of influence (Chapters 1, 3 & 12)
Each propose the following which affect health behavior change:
1) Multiple levels of influence
2) Influences of behaviors which interact across levels
3) Use of specific models to promote positive health behaviors
4) The need for multi-level interventions for effective health behavior change
– Using your textbooks, supporting references and your current view of health behavior, discuss your thoughts on one or more of the 4 areas above
– Which of the items above do you feel apply the most to health behavior and aid in increasing positive health behaviors and help to decrease negative health behaviors?
– Thoughts should be complete and thorough