The Information‐Motivation‐Behavioral Skills Model: A General Social Psychological Approach to Understanding and Promoting Health Behavior

  title={The Information‐Motivation‐Behavioral Skills Model: A General Social Psychological Approach to Understanding and Promoting Health Behavior},
  author={William A. Fisher and Jeffrey David Fisher and Jennifer Jill Harman},

Predicting Recycling Behavior in New York State: an integrated model

Public participation in proper recycling is a crucial means to deal with the crisis in the U.S. recycling market. In this study, we combine the norm activation model (NAM; Schwartz 1977), the

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The educational video may help achieve outcomes important for increasing self-management behaviours in people with knee osteoarthritis, and positive perceptions appear to be important in achieving these improvements.

Awareness, Knowledge, and Misperceptions Related to Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease in a Community Sample of Mexican-Origin Women: A Mixed Methods Study

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The Short Term Effects of an Early Intervention Program for Alcoholism Prevention in Adults: A Pilot Study

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[The Effects of a Health Mentoring Program in Community-dwelling Vulnerable Elderly Individuals with Diabetes].

Findings indicate that the health mentoring program is an effective intervention for community-dwelling vulnerable elderly individuals with diabetes, and can be used as an efficient strategy for diabetes self-management within this population.

‘Love and trust, you can be blinded’: HIV risk within relationships among Latina women in Miami, Florida

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The information-motivation-behavioral skills model: An examination of obesity prevention behavioral change in children who participated in the afterschool program Virginia Beach Let's Move


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Changing AIDS-risk behavior.

A conceptually based, highly generalizable model for promoting and evaluatingAIDS-risk behavior change in any population of interest is proposed, which holds that AIDS-risk reduction is a function of people's information about AIDS transmission and prevention, their motivation to reduce AIDS risk, and their behavioral skills for performing the specific acts involved in risk reduction.

A general social psychological model for changing AIDS risk behavior.

Predicting Breast Self‐Examination: A Test of the Information‐Motivation‐Behavioral Skills Model1

The present research utilizes the information-motivation-behavioral skills (IMB) model (Fisher & Fisher, 1992, 2000) to predict breast self-examination (BSE) and related behaviors in women. Results

Theoretical Approaches to Individual-Level Change in HIV Risk Behavior

Over the course of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) epidemic, large numbers of HIV prevention interventions have been implemented in a broad array of settings, but most have focused primarily —and in many cases solely—on providing information about HIV.

Understanding and promoting sexual and reproductive health behavior: theory and method.

A theoretical framework for understanding psychological factors governing sexual and reproductive health behavior and a methodology for creating theoretically based and empirically targeted interventions to promote such behaviors across health behaviors and populations of interest are presented.

Cognitive-behavioral intervention to reduce African American adolescents' risk for HIV infection.

It was found that 31.1% of youths in the education program who were abstinent at baseline had initiated sexual activity 1 year later, whereas only 11.5% of skills training participants were sexually active.

Exploring motorcycle safety gear use: A theoretical approach

  • Unpublished master’s thesis, Department of Psychology, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT.
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An information-motivation-behavioral skills model of adherence to antiretroviral therapy.

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Determinants of HIV risk among Indian truck drivers.