224.865.01 | AY 2013-2014 - 4th Term | 3 Credit(s)
F 1:30:00 PM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives
    1) To explore the nature of and influences on human behavior and how these factors impact changes in health, utilizing readings and discussion of social theory; 2) to utilize social theory in the process of constructing and/or refining the conceptual framework and accompanying narrative of the doctoral dissertation research proposal.
  • Course Description

    Through readings and discussion of psycho-social theory, students explore the nature of health and human behavior as well as the role of both individual and environmental factors on the process of behavior change. Students work on developing a conceptual framework and theory section for their doctoral dissertation proposal.

  • Intended Audience

    Doctoral students in the Social and Behavioral Interventions Program of IH

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Student evaluation is based on class participation (25%), a final paper (50%) and presentation (25%).

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.