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Taking Care : Understanding and Encouraging Self-Protective Behavior - Neil D. Weinstein

Taking Care

Understanding and Encouraging Self-Protective Behavior

By: Neil D. Weinstein (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 1st September 1987
ISBN: 9780521324359
Number Of Pages: 364

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Taking Care examines the reasons why people take precautions - and the reasons why they do not. Some authors offer theoretical perspectives on issues ranging from the cognitive processes of the individual to the values and historical trends in the larger society to illuminate the puzzle of self-protective behaviour. Others look at prevention programmes themselves: the forms they take, the assumptions they make, and the success or failure they meet. A unique feature of the book is its attention to different types of hazards and its integration of the knowledge that has been gained from research and practical experience in health promotion, natural hazards preparedness, occupational safety and health, consumer safety, and community crime prevention. The underlying questions addressed in these different fields of study are much the same, but in the past there has been little communication.

Introduction: studying self-protective behaviour
Theoretical Perspectives
Behavioural decision theory perspectives on protective behaviour
Social learning theory and preventive behaviour
The role of emotion and psychological defense in self-protective behaviour
The diffusion of innovations perspective
Cultural influences on prevention and the emergence of a new health consciousness
Research and Prevention Programs for Specific Hazards
Why people take precautions against health risks
Community studies of smoking cessation Surgeon General's Report
Preventing adolescent smoking
Natural hazards and precautionary behaviour
Programs that encourage the adoption of precautions against natural hazards: review and evaluation
Why people take precautions against crime: a review of the literature on individual and collective responses to crime Stephanie
Promoting citizen involvement in crime prevention and control
Injury prevention: limits to self-protective behaviour
Perspectives on protective behaviours and work place hazards
Cross-hazard consistencies: conclusions about self-protective behaviour
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ISBN: 9780521324359
ISBN-10: 0521324351
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 364
Published: 1st September 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 2.39
Weight (kg): 0.7

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