Beyond behaviour change: practical applications of social practice theory in behaviour change programmes

Yolande Strengers, Susie Moloney, Cecily Maller, Ralph Horne

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Abstract

Programmes and policies oriented specifi cally around social practice theories are in their infancy. The dominant modus operandi of programmes designed to effect change in social phenomena remains oriented to a greater or lesser extent towards individual, conscious decisions to ‘do’ things, hence the idea that programmes can be designed to intervene and change what is done. In recent research and theoretical development, the possibilities of ‘using’ social practice theories to inform and instigate social change have taken a number of interesting directions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSocial Practices, Intervention and Sustainability
Subtitle of host publicationBeyond behaviour change
EditorsYolande Strengers, Cecily Maller
Place of PublicationNew York NY USA
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Chapter4
Pages63-77
Number of pages15
Edition1st
ISBN (Electronic)9781317810797, 9781315816494
ISBN (Print)9780415739634
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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Strengers, Y., Moloney, S., Maller, C., & Horne, R. (2014). Beyond behaviour change: practical applications of social practice theory in behaviour change programmes. In Y. Strengers, & C. Maller (Eds.), Social Practices, Intervention and Sustainability: Beyond behaviour change (1st ed., pp. 63-77). Taylor & Francis.