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Abdulrahman M. El-Sayed and Sandro Galea

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190492397

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492397.001.0001

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Systems of Behavior and Population Health

Systems of Behavior and Population Health

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(p.167) 14 Systems of Behavior and Population Health
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Systems Science and Population Health
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Mark G. Orr

Kathryn Ziemer

Daniel Chen

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190492397.003.0014

The purpose of this chapter is to bring meaning to the idea of systems of behavior in the context of population health. Systems of behavior are the mental apparatus (thoughts, beliefs, memory, emotion, motivation, etc.) that drive behavior. The emphasis on systems is decisive because it bounds the nature of explanations, mechanisms and factors under consideration to dynamic processing models of behavior. Furthermore, the chapter considers systems of behavior in the service of systems of populations, a topic that is rarely covered within either population health or the behavioral and neural sciences. Thus, ultimately, this chapter aims to provoke thinking about how to embed systems in systems, where behavior is nested within populations.

Keywords:   psychology, health behavior, mechanisms, neural science, psychology

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