Please discuss and provide specific examples for some of the main differences between the explanation for behavior in Social Cognitive Theory and the explanations in theories such as the Health Belief Model.
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Social Cognitive Behavior is described as the influences of a person’s experiences, actions of others, and their environment that influence the health behavior either good or bad. It can be classified as observational learning, for instance a person being motivated to learn how to ride a horse because a family is doing it. SCB has several components that are followed to change a person’s behavior.
Health belief model does not account for an individuals attitude and environment toward the changing of a behavior. HBM does not include social acceptability when influencing a behavioral change, for instance smoking is socially acceptable but very bad to their health. HBM is more of a descriptive in the strategies that are used when changing a health behavior.