Human health behaviors are essential to reducing the spread and impact of pandemics. However, most behavioral scientists do not work in the area of pandemics given the infrequency of their occurrences. This editorial examines relevant health behavior theories, in particular the precaution adoption process model, and how these apply to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maddock, J. E., & Greer, A. (2020) Health behaviors and pandemics. Health Behavior Research, 3(2). https://doi.org/10.4148/2572-1836.1082
Human Behavior Research
American Academy of Health Behavior
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