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Adolescent Health is a survey textbook that includes an overview of existing theories and current research on interventions that address the social morbidities and mortalities of adolescents. Author Lynn Rew examines theories from a variety of professional disciplines that provide frameworks for understanding adolescent health behavior and health outcomes. Each theory is presented in terms of its essential elements, including its origin, a brief background of the theorist’s philosophical paradigm, the purpose and usefulness of the theory, the meaning and scope of the theory, and, when available, empirical referents.  

Theories of Decision Making and Behavior Change
Theories of decision making and behavior change

As adolescents develop increasing independence and cognitive abilities, the opportunities to engage in health-risk behaviors become more abundant. Choices about where and how to spend one's leisure time are inherent in this stage of development. Decision making reflects the power to be self-directed and ...

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