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Affective Determinants of Health Behavior

David M. Williams, Ryan E. Rhodes, and Mark T. Conner


In the last twenty to thirty years, research on affective determinants of health behavior has proliferated. For the first time, this burgeoning area of research is reviewed and discussed in a single volume, with chapters from leading experts in their respective areas. Authors focus on a range of affective concepts, including, but not limited to, hedonic response, incidental affect, perceived satisfaction, anticipated affect, affective attitudes, and affective associations. In the first part of the book (chapters 2–10), the role of affective concepts is highlighted and expanded in multiple theo ... More

Keywords: affective determinants, health behavior, action control, dual-processing, self-regulation, self-determination, hedonic motivation

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780190499037
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190499037.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

David M. Williams, editor
Assistant Professor, Department of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Brown University

Ryan E. Rhodes, editor
Professor of Education, University of Victoria

Mark T. Conner, editor
Professor of Applied Social Psychology, University of Leeds

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1 Overview of Affective Determinants of Health Behavior

David M. Williams, Ryan E. Rhodes, and Mark T. Conner

Part 1 Theoretical Perspectives

4 Perceived Satisfaction with Health Behavior Change

Austin S. Baldwin and Margarita Sala

5 Self-Regulation of Affect–Health Behavior Relations

Paschal Sheeran, Thomas L. Webb, Peter M. Gollwitzer, and Gabriele Oettingen

6 Affective Dynamics in Temporal Self-Regulation Theory

Peter A. Hall, Geoffrey T. Fong, and Cassandra J. Lowe

7 Affect in the Context of Self-Determination Theory

Martin S. Hagger and Cleo Protogerou

8 Affect, Dual-Processing, Developmental Psychopathology, and Health Behaviors

Reinout W. Wiers, Kristen G. Anderson, Bram Van Bockstaele, Elske Salemink, and Bernhard Hommel

9 The Behavioral Affective Associations Model

Marc T. Kiviniemi and Lynne B. Klasko-Foster

Part 2 The Influence of Affect on Specific Health-Related Behaviors

11 Affect as a Potential Determinant of Physical Activity and Exercise

Panteleimon Ekkekakis, Zachary Zenko, Matthew A. Ladwig, and Mark E. Hartman

12 “Stressed Spelled Backward Is Desserts”

Denise de Ridder and Catharine Evers

13 Affective Determinants of Smoking

Danielle E. McCarthy, Jessica W. Cook, Teresa M. Leyro, Haruka Minami, and Krysten W. Bold

14 The Role of Negative Affect in the Course of Substance Use Disorders

Elizabeth D. Reese, Jennifer Y. Yi, Ryan P. Bell, and Stacey B. Daughters

15 Feeling Hot Hot Hot

Natasha S. Hansen, Arielle S. Gillman, Sarah W. Feldstein Ewing, and Angela D. Bryan

16 Affect and Tanning Behaviors

Ashley K. Day and Elliot J. Coups

17 Emotions and Prosociality

Eamonn Ferguson and Barbara Masser

18 Affect and Clinical Decision-Making

Jane Heyhoe and Rebecca Lawton

19 Emotions, Delay, and Avoidance in Cancer Screening

Nathan S. Consedine, Lisa M. Reynolds, and Charmaine Borg

20 Decision Making in Cancer Prevention and Control

Erin M. Ellis and Rebecca A. Ferrer

Part 1 Conclusions and Future Directions

21 Affective Determinants of Health Behavior

Ryan E. Rhodes, David M. Williams, and Mark T. Conner

End Matter