Examples of Theories Arrayed by Levels

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Learning theories; theories of information processing; Health Belief Model; Protection Motivation Model; TRA, TPB, IBM; Goal-setting theory; theories of goal-directed behavior; Theories of automatic behavior, compulsive behavior, and habit; TTM; PAPM; Attribution theory and relapse prevention; Communication-Persuasion Matrix; ELM; Theories of self-regulation.

Interpersonal environment

SCT, theories of stigma/discrimination, DOI, social networks, social support

Stage Theory of organizational change, stakeholder theory


Coalition, social capital, social norms

Society and government

Agenda-building, multiple streams theory, advocacy coalition framework


Systems theory, Theories of power, empowerment theories