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Environmental Health Behavior

Concepts, Determinants, and Impacts

  • 1st Edition - September 1, 2024
  • Editors: Ana Virgolino, Osvaldo Santos, Ricardo R. Santos
  • Language: English
  • Paperback ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 4 0 0 0 - 7
  • eBook ISBN:
    9 7 8 - 0 - 1 2 - 8 2 4 2 4 8 - 3

The unique biological capacities of humankind enabled the emergence of organized societies and sophisticated and globalized cultures. The progressive and universal recognition of… Read more

Environmental Health Behavior

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The unique biological capacities of humankind enabled the emergence of organized societies and sophisticated and globalized cultures. The progressive and universal recognition of science and technology as bulwarks of our species' survival, longevity, and quality of life made individual and organizational behaviors the main drivers of current (and future) human and planetary health standards.

Environmental Health Behavior: Concepts, Determinants, and Impacts, integrates two different but intertwined fields, environmental health sciences and human behavior sciences, identifying and systematizing current knowledge about human behaviors and habits, and addressing the challenge of environmental sustainability. The book takes the reader through a conceptual framework for environmental health behavior (EHB) as an emerging field of public and environmental health, positioning behavior change as the main challenge for the success of promoting sustainable human and planetary health. Its reading promotes insight into the environmental impacts of human demands and behavior, and, vice-versa, about the impacts of the environment on human behavior change. Moreover, different evidence-based strategies to promote EHB change are identified as practical tools for stakeholders involved in the challenge of promoting intergenerational well-being in balanced and sustainable human-produced and natural systems.