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Class Activities

  • There are many constructs in SCT, but they are rarely all used together. Select a health behavior of interest to the class, and allow teams to work together to create an intervention that uses all the constructs. Allow time for groups to present interventions to the class. Ask the class to critique each presentation.
  • SCT is often criticized for its broad focus and attempt to explain all forms of human behavior. As a class, can you think of examples where SCT would not be appropriate to explaining behavior or behavior change?
  • Measurement is key to applying any theory in research. Divide the constructs in SCT and see how many measurement instruments your class can find for each construct. To what extent have each of these measures been validated and among what population groups have these measures been tested? How widely used are the measures?