LPSS034 Theories and Techniques of Physical Activity and Health Behaviour Change (10 op)
The course studies the key research questions, contributions, and applications of the science of behavior change using psychological theory, and explores how research can assist in developing effective practical solutions to problems with behavioral origins.
Online lectures, an exam, seminar 20 h and an assignment.
On successful completion of this course, student is able to
- Demonstrate knowledge of the basic mechanismic models of behavior change, the major theories applied to predict and understand behavior, and the relevant behavior change techniques psychology
- Apply knowledge of major theories of behavior change to the prediction of behavior
- Integrate the key constructs from theories of behavior change with behavior change techniques and use them to plan potential interventions to change behavior
- Critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of research on behavior change theory and interventions based on the theories.
1st year Spring
Hagger, M. S., Cameron, L., Hamilton, K., Hankonen, N., & Lintunen, T. (Eds.) (2020). The Handbook of Behavior Change. New York: Cambridge University Press. (708 pages)
Online lectures and exam (7 op)
Online exam of the lectures and of the learning material.
Seminar (1 op)
Active participation in the seminar.