In social action theory (SAT), an ecological analysis of goal oriented endeavors identifies two important casual pathways by which human environments may foster self-debilitating habits. The theory also specifies a more hopeful pathway by which people in stressful environments can build resilience and achieve greater control over their health.
In the light of the above statement, describe a situation in your life where you have made use of agonistic striving (AS); dissipated striving (DS); and transcendence striving (TS) to get rid of an unhealthy behavior and hence promote healthy living for yourself. Refer to pages 381 – 383 of your textbook.
- Was your goal-oriented behavior, that is, health promotion, easy to achieve for you?
- What advice would you give to someone who may want to follow your foot path?
- What are the strengths and limitations of the SAT from your experience?
Your response should be a minimum of two pages in length, exclusive of cover page and references. You are required to use at least your textbook as source material for your response. All sources used, including the textbook, must be referenced; paraphrased and quoted material must have accompanying citations, per APA guidelines.