The impact of communications on the self-regulation of health beliefs, decisions, and behavior.

@article{Leventhal1983TheIO,
  title={The impact of communications on the self-regulation of health beliefs, decisions, and behavior.},
  author={Howard Leventhal and Martin A. Safer and D M Panagis},
  journal={Health education quarterly},
  year={1983},
  volume={10 1},
  pages={3-29}
}
The models used in the study of communication and health behavior have changed from those describing how to impose health actions on relatively passive respondents to models describing how respondents regulate their own health practices. We have traced the change from the fear-drive model, which described how fear induced change, to the parallel response model, which described how subjects processed information and generated coping responses to solve the problem posed by both the objective… CONTINUE READING

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