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This is a practical guide to designing and evaluating behaviour change interventions and policies.It is based on the Behaviour Change Wheel, a synthesis of 19 behaviour change frameworks that draw on a wide range of disciplines and approaches. The guide is for policy makers, practitioners, intervention designers and researchers and introduces a systematic, theory-based method, key concepts and practical tasks.
How should we think about and understand human behaviour? What's the role of theoretical models? How can - and should - such models be used in practice? And what can we learn from the many different academic and practical perspectives on the subject?This book, aimed at anyone with an interest in behaviour change, offers a fresh and challenging take on these questions. It comprises a Dialogue, which sets out key debates in a lively and accessible way, and 21 commentaries written from a wide range of standpoints, including academic, commercial and public sector.
The aim of our pocket guide is to provide "e;at a glance"e; key points for the busy clinician to access when dealing with a patient, presenting the pathologies pertinent to each drug, and options for the treatment of substance dependence. In the "e;The Pocket Guide to Drugs and Health"e; we have extended the drugs covered to include the major licit psychoactive drugs: alcohol, hypnosedatives, and nicotine & tobacco.Each major drug class is examined individually (Alcohol, Cannabis, Hallucinogens, Hypnosedatives, Nicotine & tobacco, New Psychoactive Substances, Opioids, Psychostimulants). In each chapter we present information on withdrawal and dependence syndromes, toxicity, the effects upon major organ systems, and psychiatric morbidities. There are also dedicated chapters on the medical complications of injecting drug use, and the treatment of drug dependence. It is our hope that this book will form a core pocket guide for medical practitioners, physicians in training and nurses.
In this book Robert West explores the science behind motivation, delving into the Machiavellian art of persuasion and examining the roles that incentives, praise, and punishment play in our society.This lively and humorous book reveals simple yet game-changing principles that will transform your understanding of motivation and set you on a practical path to achieving your personal and professional goals."e;How do effective leaders motivate their teams?"e;"e;How can parents stop their children throwing tantrums?"e;"e;How do adverts play on our hopes and fears?"e;"e;How do I resist that last slice of cheesecake?"e;Robert West is Professor of Psychology at University College London and an Associate of UCL's Centre for Behaviour Change. He is Editor-in-Chief of the scientific journal Addiction, and he has published more than 800 scholarly works including books on behaviour change and addiction.Jamie West is a writer, performer, and musician. He holds a BA in English from UCL and an MA in Creative Writing from Birkbeck University.
This book describes 83 theories of behaviour change, identified by an expert panel of psychologists, sociologists, anthropologists and economists as relevant to designing interventions.For each theory, the book provides a brief summary, a list of its component constructs, a more extended description and a network analysis to show its links with other theories in the book. It considers the role of theory in understanding behaviour change and its application to designing and evaluating interventions.Behaviour change theories:Action Theory Model of ConsumptionAffective Events TheoryAids Risk Reduction ModelBehavioural-Ecological Model of Adolescent Aids PreventionCEOS TheoryChange TheoryClassical ConditioningCOM-B SystemConsumption as Social PracticesContainment TheoryControl TheoryDifferential Association TheoryDiffusion of InnovationsEcological Model for Preventing Type 2 Diabetes in Minority YouthExtended Information Processing ModelExtended Parallel Processing ModelFeedback Intervention TheoryFocus Theory of Normative ConductGeneral Theory of CrimeGeneral Theory of Deviant BehaviourGoal Directed TheoryGoal-Framing TheoryGoal Setting TheoryHealth Action Process ApproachHealth Behaviour Goal ModelHealth Behaviour Internalisation ModelHealth Belief ModelHealth Promotion ModelI-Change ModelInformation-Motivation-Behavioural Skills ModelInformation-Motivation-Behavioural Skills Model of AdherenceIntegrated Theoretical Model for Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse PreventionIntegrated Theory of Drinking BehaviourIntegrated Theory of Health Behaviour ChangeIntegrative Model of Behavioural PredictionIntegrative Model of Factors Influencing Smoking BehaviourIntegrative Model of Health Attitude and Behaviour ChangeIntegrative Model of Factors Influencing Smoking And Attitude And Health Behaviour ChangeModel of Pro-Environmental BehaviourMotivation-Opportunities-Abilities ModelNeeds-Opportunities-Abilities ModelNorm Activation TheoryOperant Learning TheoryPrecaution Adoption Process ModelPressure System ModelPRIME TheoryProblem Behaviour TheoryProspect TheoryProtection Motivation TheoryPrototype Willingness ModelRational Addiction ModelReflective Impulsive ModelRegulatory Fit TheoryRelapse Prevention ModelRisk as Feelings TheorySelf-Determination TheorySelf-Efficacy TheorySelf-Regulation TheorySix Staged Model of Communication EffectsSocial Action TheorySocial Action TheorySocial Change TheorySocial Cognitive TheorySocial Consensus Model of Health EducationSocial Development ModelSocial Ecological Model of Behaviour ChangeSocial Ecological Model of WalkingSocial Identity TheorySocial Influence Model of Consumer ParticipationSocial Learning TheorySocial Norms TheorySystems Model of Health Behaviour ChangeTechnology Acceptance Model 1, 2 & 3Temporal Self-Regulation TheoryTerror Management TheoryTerror Management Health ModelTheory of Interpersonal BehaviourTheory of Normative Social BehaviourTheory of Planned BehaviourTheory of Triadic InfluenceTranscontextual Model of MotivationTranstheoretical Model of Behaviour ChangeValue Belief Norm Theory
In this comprehensive book the authors examine the health effects of each of the major illicit drugs. All the major drug classes are covered: psychostimulants, opioids, cannabis, hallucinogens and 'novel psychoactive substances'. Each chapter presents the epidemiology of use, user characteristics, dependence, drug toxicity, mortality, the effects upon each major organ system, and associated psychiatric morbidities.The Guide is an essential reference for medical practitioners, physicians in training, nurses, treatment providers, researchers, behavioural scientists and the interested layperson.The authors have skillfully integrated an extraordinary amount of research to produce clear, evidence-based, guidance for a wide range of health and social care interventions.
Behaviour change interventions are increasingly being delivered through digital channels including websites, smartphone apps, and wearables. While these new channels of delivery offer huge opportunities for novel and personalised interventions, they also come with their own specific challenges and difficulties.This monograph is an ideal starting point for anyone wanting to understand more about digital behaviour change interventions, offering plenty of references and links for more in depth reading on each of the topics discussed.This comprehensive guide outlines the current state of research around digital behaviour change interventions and provide guidelines for the development of new digital interventions. It discusses intervention techniques uniquely possible with digital technology such as personalised and just-in-time interventions as well as general intervention design and evaluation rules and guidance.