1st Edition

Motivation for Sustaining Health Behavior Change
The Self-as-Doer Identity

ISBN 9781138036352
Published November 2, 2017 by Routledge
90 Pages

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Book Description

With a balance of theory, research, and applications, Motivation for Sustaining Health Behavior Change: The Self-as-Doer Identity introduces the self-as-doer identity as an accessible motivational identity and discusses how it can be incorporated into health behavior change efforts. The book introduces the self-as-doer theory and presents research and recommendations for how the self-as-doer can be used in both clinical and non-clinical populations to promote health behavior change and maintenance. The book will be of interest to researchers, students, and professionals interested in health promotion.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: A Primer on Health, Health Behavior Change, and Identity

Chapter 2: The Self-as-Doer: An Introduction

Amanda M. Brouwer and Linda S. Houser-Marko

Chapter 3: Creating Self-as-Doer Identities

Chapter 4: Self-as-Doer Identity and Health Behavior Change within Non-clinical Populations

Chapter 5: Self-as-Doer Identity and Health Behavior Change within Clinical Populations

Amanda M. Brouwer and Katie E. Mosack

Chapter 6: Recommendations for Using the Self-as-Doer Identity

Amanda M. Brouwer and Katie E. Mosack

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Amanda M. Brouwer is Associate Professor of Psychology at Winona State University, USA. She teaches social, health, and quantitative statistics to undergraduates and studies how psychosocial concepts such as identity and self-efficacy influence health behavior enactment. She has published in journals such as Self and Identity, Qualitative Health Research, The Diabetes Educator, Archives of Sexual Behavior, and Chronic Illness.

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Amanda M. Brouwer

Associate Professor of Psychology, Winona State University
Winona, MN, 55987

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