In almost 20 years of tackling the AIDS epidemic, one theme has consistently emerged: the solution to stopping the spread of the AIDS virus, HIV, rests with individual behaviour. The critical question is: how can people be influenced to change risk behaviours related to sexual activity and drug use?
This volume brings together some of the most respected researchers in the area of reducing the transmission of HIV. Their work represents the state-of-the-art research on safer sex and drug use. The issues discussed include: adolescents at risk from AIDS; denial, motivation and behaviour; and special populations.
|Series:||Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology Series , #9|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.66(d)|
About the Author
Stuart Oskamp (Ph.D., Stanford University) has focused his research interests in the areas of attitudes and attitude change, applied social psychology, behavioral aspects of energy and resource conservation, and social issues and public policy. His books include Attitudes and Opinions and Applied Social Psychology. He has been elected a member of the American Psychological Association (APA) Council of Representatives and President of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI) and of the APA Division of Population and Environmental Psychology. He has also served as editor of the Journal of Social Issues and of the Applied Social Psychology Annual. Since 1984 he has organized the Claremont Symposium on Applied Social Psychology and co-edited the resulting annual volume published for many years by Sage Publications and now published by Erlbaum.
Table of Contents
Understanding and Preventing HIV Risk Behavior - Suzanne C Thompson and Stuart Oskamp An OverviewPART ONE: GENERAL PRINCIPLESAdolescents at Risk for AIDS - Ralph J Di Clemente AIDS Epidemiology, and Prevalence and Incidence of HIVAdolescent Contraceptive Behavior - Nancy E Adler and Cynthia Rosengard Raging Hormones or Rational Decision-Making?Denial and the AIDS Crisis - Kathryn A Morris and William B Swann Jr On Wishing Away the Threat of AIDSThe Role of Attraction in Partner Assessments and Heterosexual Risk for HIV - Leslie F Clark et alThe Information-Motivation-Behavioral Skills Model of AIDS Risk Behavior Change - Jeffrey D Fisher and William A Fisher Empirical Support and ApplicationPART TWO: SPECIAL POPULATIONSSocial Psychological Influences on HIV Risk Behavior among African-American Youth - John B Jemmott IIICultural Issues in HIV Prevention for Latinos - Barbara Van Oss Marín Should We Try to Change Gender Roles?Using a Theory-Based Community Intervention To Reduce AIDS Risk Behaviors - Martin Fishbein et al The CDC's AIDS Community Demonstration ProjectsHIV Risk Interventions for Active Drug Users - Fen Rhodes and C Kevin Malotte Experience and ProspectsEducational Policy, Adolescent Knowledge of HIV Risk, and Sexual Behavior in Zimbabwe and the United States - Michelle H Wierson and Jennifer L Bright