Chapter 4: Basics of Behavioral Change and Health Psychology

Question 1 of 10

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Which behavioral theory model is based on a prediction that people engage in a health
behavior depending on the perceived threat they feel regarding a health problem?

Select one of the following:

  • Transtheoretical model of behavioral change

  • Health belief model

  • Self-efficacy model

  • Stages of change model

Question 2 of 10

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What is the most influential source of self-efficacy information?

Select one of the following:

  • Past performance experience

  • Imaginal experience

  • Vicarious experience

  • Emotional state

Question 3 of 10

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People with low self-efficacy are more likely to choose non-challenging tasks that are
easy to accomplish.

Select one of the following:

  • True
  • False

Question 4 of 10

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A prospective client tells you that he has been going for 2-mile walks a couple of times
each week for the past two months, and that he joined the gym because he is finally ready
to adopt a more structured workout regimen. What is this individual’s stage of change?

Select one of the following:

  • Contemplation

  • Preparation

  • Action

  • Maintenance

Question 5 of 10

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Which of the following intervention strategies would be LEAST appropriate when
working with someone in the precontemplation stage?

Select one of the following:

  • Make inactivity a relevant issue

  • Provide information about the risks of being inactive and the benefits of being active

  • Provide information from multiple sources (e.g., news, posters, pamphlets, and
    general health-promotion material)

  • Introduce different types of exercise activities to find something the individual
    enjoys

Question 6 of 10

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_______________ involves the number of pros and cons perceived about adopting and/or
maintaining an activity program.

Select one of the following:

  • Processes of change

  • Self-efficacy

  • Operant conditioning

  • Decisional balance

Question 7 of 10

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Which of the following occurs when a positive stimulus that once followed a behavior is
removed and the likelihood that the behavior will reoccur is decreased?

Select one of the following:

  • Positive reinforcement

  • Negative reinforcement

  • Extinction

  • Punishment

Question 8 of 10

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A client leaves a gym bag on the front seat of his car each morning as a reminder to work
out on his way home from work. What behavior-change strategy is he using?

Select one of the following:

  • Stimulus control

  • Observational learning

  • Shaping

  • Operant conditioning

Question 9 of 10

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When should behavior contracts and written agreements be revised or updated?

Select one of the following:

  • Whenever the client has a relapse into inactivity

  • After the client finishes his final purchased workout

  • Never; they should be permanent documents

  • When goals are met or programs are modified

Question 10 of 10

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After several months of working with a client, a personal trainer notes that the client’s
self-efficacy and ability levels have improved. How should this affect the amount of
external feedback the trainer provides to the client?

Select one of the following:

  • The trainer should increase the amount of external feedback

  • The amount of feedback should not change

  • The trainer should taper the amount of external feedback

  • The trainer should immediately stop providing external feedback

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