Rohleder, P. (2012). Psychosocial and critical models of health, illness and disability. In Critical issues in clinical and health psychology (pp. 17-40). SAGE Publications Ltd. This resource provides an overview on understanding health from a psychosocial perspective.
Rohleder, P. (2012). Understanding and changing health behaviours. In Critical issues in clinical and health psychology (pp. 41-62). SAGE Publications Ltd. This resource provides an overview on understanding how to predict and change health behaviors.
Berry, D. (2004). Risk, communication and health psychology. ProQuest Ebook Central. Read Chapter 4 Understanding and Influencing People’s Health Behaviours. This chapter reviews the factors that influence health behavior as well as model of health behavior. This resource will also be useful for the signature assignment to identify what model may help change the selected behavior.
Albery, I.P., & Munafo, M. (2008). Individual differences and habit and: personality type and health. Key concepts in health psychology (1st ed.) SAGE Publications. This reference helps to understand how our individual characteristics may influence our health behavior decisions.
Zurca, A. D., Wang, J., Cheng, Y. I., Dizon, Z. B., & October, T. W. (2020). Racial Minority Families’ Preferences for Communication in Pediatric Intensive Care Often Overlooked. Journal of the National Medical Association, 112(1), 74–81. This reference helps to understand how minority status impacts health preferences and physician behaviors.
Albery, I.P., & Munafo, M. (2008). Addictive behaviour. Key concepts in health psychology (1st ed.). SAGE Publications. This reference helps to understand why it might be hard for individuals to change some behaviors. Also read all 6 linked webpages at the bottom (disease models, neurobiological models, social and behavioural models, alcohol, tobacco, and other behavioural addictions) for a holistic understanding of addictive behaviors.
Binnall, J. (2014). Texting-while-driving laws. In B. A. Arrigo (Ed.), Encyclopedia of criminal justice ethics, (1st ed., pp. 930–931) SAGE Publications, INC. doi: 10.4135/9781452274102.n338 This reference can be used for the Week 3 assignment to help understand current laws about texting and driving.