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Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Human Basis for Sustainable Development$
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Susan Pick and Jenna Sirkin

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780195383164

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2010

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383164.001.0001

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Behavior as Choice

Behavior as Choice

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(p.152) Chapter 7 Behavior as Choice
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Breaking the Poverty Cycle: The Human Basis for Sustainable Development
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Susan Pick

Jenna Sirkin

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195383164.003.0007

The chapter focuses on behaviors and their subsequent impact on personal norms and attitudes as a means to developing personal agency and impacting the context. The importance of focusing on children and prevention, of the perceived repeated behavioral success, the reflection process, and how the generalization of behaviors can take place across domains is also highlighted. This discussion is based in a presentation of the Stages of Change Model and its components of precontemplation, contemplation, preparation for action, action, maintenance.

Keywords:   behaviors, norms, agency, model, Stages of Change, precontemplation, contemplation, preparation for action, action, maintenance, generalize

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