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Share an intentional health-related behavior change that you have made in the past (it is ok if it wasn’t maintained long term). Did your personal experience relate with any of the ideas or theories in the readings or videos this week? Explain the idea or theory briefly along with your experience related to the idea or theory. Do you feel that knowing any of these ideas or theories in the past would help you to get through the behavior change? If so, please share your thoughts on that as well.
End your discussion post with one well thought out question related to health psychology from which your colleagues can formulate a response or generate further discussion.
Your Discussion should be at least 250 words in length, but not more than 750 words. Use APA citations and references for the textbook and any other sources used.
Consider population-level interventions that aim to achieve health-related behavior change (mass media, financial incentives, etc.) along with everything you learned this week about behavior change. What do you think would be the most effective plan or method for improving health-related behavior at the population level? Write your recommendations along with your reasoning supported by at least one of the readings. Feel free to also include your own innovative ideas for achieving population-level health.
The Learning Journal entry should be a minimum of 400 words and not more than 750 words. Use APA citations and references if you use ideas from the readings or other sources.