An evaluation of social and psychological influences on lifestyle choices and health outcome.

Focus of the Independent Study
Health risk behaviour
• Define health behaviour
• Define health promotion
• Unhealthy diet
• Smoking
• Unprotected sexual behaviour
Health enhancing behaviour
• Healthy diet
• Exercise
• Health-screening behaviour
• Immunisation behaviour

Predicting health behaviour
• Models of health behaviour
• Social cognitive models of behaviour change
• Health belief model the yale model of communication
• Social cognition model behavioural change ( strengths and weakness)

Resources for the Independent Study

Banyard, P. (2002) Psychology in Practice: Health. London: Hodder Stoughton

Morrison, V. & Bennett, P. (2006) An Introduction to Health Psychology. Harlow: Pearson Education
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