The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, 4th Edition

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The Handbook of Health Behavior Change, 4th Edition

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  • Kristin A. Riekert PhD
  • Judith K. Ockene PhD
  • Lori Pbert Ph.D.

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Choice Outstanding Academic Title! 4 Stars - Doody's!

Praise for the Third Edition:

"This work will be one that students and clinicians keep on their shelves as the gold-standard reference for health behavior change. Summing up: Essential"


Substantially revised to reflect current trends in the field of health behavior change, this new edition of the highly acclaimed "gold standard" text continues to provide a comprehensive overview of behavior change as it relates to public health. It has been extensively reorganized to eliminate redundancies in the earlier edition, and takes a broader, more pragmatic approach in its coverage of health behavior change.

New content includes chapters on lifestyle change and prevention and chronic disease management, with an intensive focus on specific behaviors (i.e. diet and nutrition, tobacco use) and chronic illness (i.e diabetes, heart disease). A new section on Community, System, and Provider Interventions to Support Health Behavior Change focuses on the efficacy of interventions implemented within various systems such as schools, workplaces, and health care systems. The fourth edition also provides learning objectives and discussion questions to facilitate use by course instructors in health psychology, behavioral medicine, and public health.

This multidisciplinary text has been authored and edited by highly esteemed practitioners, educators, and researchers who are experts in their specific areas of study. The majority of the text continues to be organized around the specific behaviors and chronic illnesses with the most significant public health impacts in terms of morbidity and mortality. Each chapter explains the significance of a particular problem and reviews the empirical evidence for the various intervention approaches.

New to the Fourth Edition:

  • Extensively reorganized to eliminate redundancies
  • Updated to encompass the most current research in health behavior change
  • Includes new chapters on Alcohol, Stress and Mood Management, Diabetes, Obesity, The Workplace, Built Environment, and Behavior Data
  • Focuses intensively on specific behaviors and chronic illnesses that significantly affect public health
  • Includes a new section on Community, System, and Provider Interventions to Support Health Behavior Change
  • Applicable to a wide variety of courses including public health, behavior change, preventive medicine, and health psychology
  • Authored by leading researchers, educators, and practitioners with a multidisciplinary focus
  • Includes learning objectives and discussion questions

Product Details 

  • Publication Date November 08, 2013
  • Page Count 536
  • Product Form Paperback / softback
  • ISBN 13 9780826199355
  • EISBN 9780826199362

Table of Contents 


Tables and Figures




Kristin L. Riekert, Judith K. Ockene, and Lori Pbert

Section 1

Theoretical Models of Health Behavior Change

Chapter 1

Individual Theories

Noreen M. Clark and Mary R. Janevic

Chapter 2

Understanding Population Health from Multi-Level and Community-Based Models

Marion L. Fitzgibbon, Angela Kong, and Lisa Tussing-Humphreys

Chapter 3

Health Systems Models

Russell E. Glasgow and Kurt C. Stange

Section 2

Barriers and Facilitators of Lifestyle Change and Disease Management

Chapter 4

Psychosocial Predictors of Behavior Change

Summer L. Williams, Kelly B. Haskard-Zolnierek, and M. Robin DiMatteo

Chapter 5

Developmental Influences on Behavior Change: Children, Adolescents, and the Elderly

Crystal S. Lim, Elizabeth Schneider, and David M. Janicke

Chapter 6

Culture, Behavior, and Health

Milagros C. Rosal, Monica Wang, and Jamie S. Bodenlos

Section 3

Lifestyle Change/Disease Prevention Interventions

Chapter 7

Dietary Behaviors: Promoting Healthy Eating

Cynthia A. Thomson and Gary Foster

Chapter 8

Physical Activity Behavior

Lauren A. Grieco, Jylana L. Sheats, Sandra J. Winter, and Abby C. King

Chapter 9

Addressing Tobacco Use and Dependence

Lori Pbert , Denise Jolicouer, Rashelle Hayes, and Judith K. Ockene

Chapter 10

Alcohol Prevention and Treatment : Interventions for Hazardous, Harmful and Dependent Drinkers

Ruth McGovern and Eileen Kaner

Chapter 11

Reducing Stress to Improve Health

Ellen A. Dornelas, Jonathan Gallagher, and Matthew M. Burg

Chapter 12

Building a Science for Multiple-Risk

Behavior Change

Judith J. Prochaska, Janice M. Prochaska, and James O. Prochaska

Section 4

Chronic Disease Management Interventions

Chapter 13

Chronic Disease Management Interventions: Cardiovascular Disease

Laura L. Hayman and Monika M. Mruk

Chapter 14

Diabetes Management Behaviors: The Key to Optimal Health and Quality of Life Outcomes

Korey K. Hood, Jennifer K. Raymond, and Michael A. Harris

Chapter 15

Respiratory Diseases

Josie Welkom

Chapter 16

Infectious Diseases

Scott D. Rhodes, Aimee M. Wilkin, and Laura H. Bachmann

Chapter 17

Adherence to Treatment and Lifestyle Changes among People with Cancer

Amy H. Peterman, David Victorson, and David Cella

Chapter 18


Lora E. Burke and Melanie W. Turk

Section 5

Community, System, and Provider Interventions to Support Health Behavior Change

Chapter 19

School Interventions to Support Health Behavior Change

Rebekka M. Lee and Steven L. Gortmaker

Chapter 20

Prevention and Management of Chronic Disease through Worksite Health Promotion

Stephenie C. Lemon and Barbara Estabrook

Chapter 21

Healthcare Provider and System Interventions Promoting Health Behavior Change

Anne C. Dobmeyer, Jeffrey L. Goodie, and Christopher L. Hunter

Chapter 22

The Role of the Built Environment in Supporting Health Behavior Change

Angie L. Cradock and Dustin T. Duncan

Section 6

Health Behavior Change Research Methodology

Chapter 23

Principles of Health Behavior Measurement

Marisa Hilliard

Chapter 24

Translational Research Phases in the Behavioral and Social Sciences: Adaptations from the Biomedical Sciences

Stephenie C. Lemon, Deborah J. Bowen, Milagros C. Rosal, Sherry L. Pagoto, Kristin L. Schneider, Lori Pbert, Monica Wang, Jennifer D. Allen, and Judith K. Ockene

Chapter 25

Future Directions

Kristin L. Riekert, Judith K. Ockene, and Lori Pbert