NYU Week 5 Interpersonal Health Behavior Theories Discussion

Please note that each and every assignment has its own word limit.

Compare and contrast two models or theories of interpersonal health behavior. What are the strengths and weaknesses associated with each model or theory? In what situations or contexts are each of these theories or models most appropriate?


Read Chapters 8-12 in Health Behavior: Theory, Research, and Practice.



Read “Integration of the Interaction Model of Client Health Behavior and Transactional Model of Stress and Coping as a Tool for Understanding Retention in HIV Care Across the Lifespan,” by Graham, from Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (2015).



Read “Use of Formative Research and Social Network Theory to Develop a Group Walking Intervention: Sumter County on the Move!” by Forthofer, Burroughs-Girardi, Stoisor-Olsson, Wilcox, Sharpe, and Pekuri, from Evaluation and Program Planning (2016).



Read “Neighborhood Social Stressors, Fine Particulate Matter Air Pollution, and Cognitive Function Among Older U.S. Adults,” by Ailshire, Karraker, and Clarke, from Social Science and Medicine (2017).



Read “Reconsidering the Effects of Poverty and Social Support on Health: A 5-Year Longitudinal Test of the Stress-Buffering Hypothesis,” by Moskowitz, Vittinghoff, and Schmidt, from Journal of Urban Health (2013).



Read “Providers Help People Regulate Affect Relationally: Implications for Perceived Support. Personal Relationships,” by Lakey, Cooper, Cronin, and Whitaker, from Personal Relationships (2014).



Read “Social Cognitive Theories Used to Explain Physical Activity Behavior in Adolescents: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis,” by Plotnikoff, Costigan, Karunamuni, and Lubans, from Preventive Medicine (2013).



MUST have at least three citations with the page numbers and three references in APA format and all questions clearly answered in paragraphs.(The List of References should not be older than 2016 and should not be included in the word count.)

Be sure to support your postings and responses with specific references to the Learning Resources.

It is important that you cover all the topics identified in the assignment. Covering the topic does not mean mentioning the topic BUT presenting an explanation from the context of ethics and the readings for this class


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