P500 Fall 2010 Semester


Just like Wikipedia, this Wiki has been set up to be a joint, collaborative effort for students in P500. Each student should select a topic and be the primary contributor to that topic. Students should also contribute to at least two other students' entries using the DISCUSSION tab of others' work. This project will be open all semester and should be worked on as we cover material throughout the semester. The Wiki will be closed on December 12 for grading, so be sure all contributions are complete by this time.

You will need to join this wiki (see option to join to the left of this window) before being able to choose a topic, post comments or edit postings. Please request to be added as a member and allow 24 hours for me to activate your request to join this wiki.

(1) Select a topic by typing your name as the primary author on the page of the topic you are interested in. Please do this by Sept 5. To type your name or make any additions to a page, click the EDIT tab on that page (only visible when you are logged in to the WIKI site). When you are done, be sure to click on SAVE in the toolbar before leaving the page.

(2) Your explanation of the selected topic is due October 31.Over the course of the semester, work on an explanation of the topic. Your detailed explanation of the topic should be a minimum of four well-thought out, well-developed paragraphs. Please note the deadlines throughout the semester.
  • The explanation of the topic must be put in the context of public health.
  • Referencing is required (APA format).
  • You cannot use wikipedia as a reference for our WIKI.
  • All rules for plagiarism apply for all written work in this course regardless of the media used.

(3) Contribute to at least two other students' entries by November 14. Please use the Discussion Tab for the page to which you are making contributions. Contributions can include new thoughts, perspectives, questions or approaches to specific public health issues. Please be sure you are actively engaged in considering the ideas in context of public health and in relation to the material we have covered in class.
  • Contributions to others' posts should be substantive (editorial changes are not considered substantive, whereas new information or in-depth examples are considered substantive).
  • The same rules for apply (use of referencing, no wikipedia, and rules for plagiarism).

(4) Discussion on WIKI topics will close on December 12. You may want to modify your original explanation based on some of the input of your colleagues.

  1. Achievement motivation
  2. Adherence
  3. Advocacy
  4. Baumrind's parenting styles
  5. Caring Theory
  6. Chaos theory
  7. Community coalition action theory
  8. Complex systems adaptive theory
  9. Conservation of resources theory
  10. Critical social theory
  11. Decision field theory
  12. Demonstration project
  13. Elaboration likelihood model of persuasion
  14. Empathy Theory
  15. Evidence-based interventions
  16. Feminist anthropology
  17. Game theory
  18. Health literacy
  19. Information-motivation-behavioral skills model
  20. Interactive technology
  21. Intervention fidelity
  22. Knowledge gap hypothesis
  23. Locus of control
  24. Message framing
  25. Motivational interviewing
  26. Natural helper models
  27. Omission bias
  28. Operant conditioning
  29. Paul Farmer
  30. Paulo Freire
  31. Problem Behavior Theory
  32. PROMIS
  33. Promotoras
  34. Protection-motivation theory
  35. Resilience theory
  36. Self regulation theory
  37. Self-determination theory
  38. Shannon-Weaver model
  39. Social action theory
  40. Social capital theory
  41. Social constructivist theory
  42. Social movement theory
  43. Spirituality
  44. Systems theory
  45. Tailored interventions
  46. Theory of chronic sorrow
  47. Theory of comfort
  48. Theory of gender and power
  49. Theory of oppression
  50. Theory of self esteem
  51. Theory of self-concept maintenance
  52. Theory of social justice
  53. Theory of unpleasant symptoms
  54. Uncertainty in illness theory