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Social problems in many domains, including health, education, social relationships, and the workplace, have their origins in human behavior. The documented links between behavior and social problems have compelled governments and organizations to prioritize and mobilize efforts to develop effective, evidence-based means to promote adaptive behavior change. In recognition of this impetus, The Handbook of Behavior Change provides comprehensive coverage of contemporary theory, research, and practice on behavior change. It summarizes current evidence-based approaches to behavior change in chapters authored by leading theorists, researchers, and practitioners from multiple disciplines, including psychology, sociology, behavioral science, economics, philosophy, and implementation science. It is the go-to resource for researchers, students, practitioners, and policy makers looking for current knowledge on behavior change and guidance on how to develop effective interventions to change behavior.

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'This is an outstanding compendium of current approaches to changing behaviour written by world leaders in social psychology. It includes full descriptions of 17 theoretical approaches, considers practical challenges, and gives detailed guidance on how to use theories in intervention development. Both researchers and practitioners will find this useful.'

Marie Johnston - Professor Emeritus of Health Psychology, University of Aberdeen, UK, and registered Health and Clinical Psychologist

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