Select two individual health behavior theories. Compare and contrast the two theories. Explain how each theory works to include its benefits and challenges. Describe a public health issue that could be addressed by each theory. (Note: This list of theories that was mentioned in the text and lectures is not exhaustive. There are other theories outside of what was mentioned). For the theories you have identified:

  • Define each theory to include a brief overview of the history.
  • Explain how each theory works by using a public health issue as an example.
  • Discuss the benefits and challenges of using each theory.
  • Compare and contrast the theories.
  • Comment on the postings of at least two peers.

Evaluation Criteria

  • Identified two theories and described each theory.
  • Provided examples of how each theory works, using a public health issue.
  • Explained the benefits and challenges of using each theory.
  • Compared and contrasted the two theories.
  • Justified answers with appropriate research and reasoning by using appropriate examples and current references from textbooks, the South University Online Library, and other acceptable references—citing the sources in APA format.
  • Commented on the postings of at least two peers by the end of the week by providing background to support asking questions, providing a point of view with rationale, challenging a point of discussion, or making a relationship between two or more points.
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