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Hypotheses generated by the precaution adoption process model, a stage model of health behavior, were tested in the context of home radon testing. The specific idea tested was that the barriers impeding progress toward protective action change from stage to stage. An intervention describing a high risk of radon problems in study area homes was designed to… (More)
BACKGROUND Because risk perceptions can affect protective behavior and protective behavior can affect risk perceptions, the relations between these 2 constructs are complex and incorrect tests often lead to invalid conclusions. PURPOSE To discuss and carry out appropriate tests of 3 easily confused hypotheses: (a). the behavior motivation hypothesis… (More)
This course explores how social scientists empirically investigate and quantify behavior within the social world. By the end of the course, students should be able to do the following: Understand general principles of scientific investigation, as well as specific challenges facing social scientists. Identify a range of social science research… (More)
• Long before we began to understand evolution and genetics, humans have been improving plant and animal species through a variety of techniques, including selective breeding and cross breeding.
Home food inventories of Oaxacan Mexican-American and African-American families of low-socioeconomic status living in an urban area in New Jersey with at least one child under the age of 12 were conducted using Universal Product Code scanning. The African-American and Oaxacan household food supplies were compared with a sample of White households, also with… (More)
Executive Summary This report provides an assessment of data available for developing a comprehensive understanding of the characteristics and circumstances of Washington State residents without adequate health insurance coverage and for analyzing innovative approaches to improving access to health coverage. The report is presented to the program staff of… (More)