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Illness representations and coping with health threats
Illness representations: Theoretical foundations.
Illness cognition: Using common sense to understand treatment adherence and affect cognition interactions
We summarize basic empirical themes from studies of adherence to medical regimens and propose a self-regulatory model for conceptualizing the adherence process. The model posits that self-regulation… Expand
Findings and Theory in the Study of Fear Communications
- H. Leventhal
Publisher Summary This chapter reviews the empirical results and theoretical underpinnings of studies of fear arousing communications. It focuses on the interrelationship of emotional and… Expand
The common-sense model of illness representation: Theoretical and practical considerations
This article focuses on several areas. After reviewing the most commonly used approaches in the study of health behaviors, (e.g., the medical model, the health belief model, and the theory of… Expand
Self-regulation, health, and behavior: A perceptual-cognitive approach
Abstract Self-regulation systems are designed to adapt to threats via coping procedures that make efficient use of resources based upon valid representations of the environment. We discuss two… Expand
The Relationship of Emotion to Cognition: A Functional Approach to a Semantic Controversy
Abstract We first review the main points in the dispute about whether emotion is primary and independent of cognition (Zajonc), or secondary and always dependent upon cognition (Lazarus), and suggest… Expand
The self-regulation of health and illness behaviour.
b1. Introduction Part One: Foundations of Self-Regulation Theory 2. a Common-Sense Model of Illness Cognition and Behaviour 3. Social Cognition, Self-Regulation of Health and Illness Behaviour 4.… Expand
Common-sense models of illness: the example of hypertension.
Our premise was that actions taken to reduce health risks are guided by the actor's subjective or common-sense constructions of the health threat. We hypothesized that illness threats are represented… Expand
Behavioral theories and the problem of compliance
Abstract Capsule presentations are given of the 5 major theoretical approaches to compliance research (Biomedical; Behavioral — Operant and Social Learning; Communication; Rational Decision — Health… Expand