With a balance of theory, research, and applications, this book introduces the self-as-doer identity as an accessible motivational identity and discusses how the theory may be incorporated into health behavior change efforts. The book presents research and recommendations for how the self-as-doer theory may be used in both clinical and non-clinical populations as well as the role that a self-as-doer identity plays in promotion and maintenance of health behavior change.
1. A Primer on Health, Health Behavior Change, and Identity 2. The Self-as-Doer: An Introduction 3. Creating Self-as-Doer Identities 4. Self-as-Doer Identity and Health Behavior Change in Non-Clinical Populations 5. Self-as-Doer Identity and Health Behavior Change in Clinical Populations 6. Recommendations for Using the Self-as-Doer Identity