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Transtheoretical model definition

A standard example of how people intentionally change their behavior.

This model is made up of five specific stages that you will move back and forth between when changing your behavior. It also includes a series of strategies or actions necessary to move through each stage.

The transtheoretical model was developed by James Prochaska, Ph.D. and Carlo DiClemente, Ph.D. and gets its name because it incorporates multiple theories about how people change.

Related terms: action, behavior modification, contemplation, maintenance, precontemplation, preparation

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