Some methodological considerations in theory-based health behavior research.

Journal Article

As this special issue shows, much research in social and personality psychology is directly relevant to health psychology. In this brief commentary, we discuss three topics in research methodology that may be of interest to investigators involved in health-related psychological research. The first topic is statistical analysis of mediated and moderated effects. The second is measurement of latent constructs. The third is the Multiphase Optimization Strategy, a framework for translation of innovations from social and personality psychology into behavioral interventions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Collins, LM; MacKinnon, DP; Reeve, BB

Published Date

  • May 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 32 / 5

Start / End Page

  • 586 - 591

PubMed ID

  • 23646842

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3832141

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1930-7810

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1037/a0029543


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States