Hygiene in a Globalized and Post-Antibiotic World: A Psychology Perspective


Chris D. Fluckinger, PhD
Bowling Green State University, Firelands College, OH, US

Series: Public Health in the 21st Century
BISAC: PSY000000

In a globalized and post-antibiotic world, it will be difficult to prevent the spread of infections and pathogens that have historically been largely controllable and treatable. In this scenario, efforts to improve public health will intensify the general trend to move away from sickness treatment to illness prevention and health promotion, as well as increased attention to personal and collective hygiene. This development exposes a potential problem in scholarly literature: much of what we know about influencing what people know about hygiene and why they engage in hygiene behavior is based on very specific contexts (e.g., hospitals and healthcare facilities) and populations (e.g., children and healthcare workers).

Enter the field of hygiene psychology, which is based on linking the best practices in personal hygiene with relevant personality and contextual factors supported by rigorous and innovative psychological research. We know what people must do to maintain good hygiene, but we must draw from psychology to translate this knowledge into promoting key hygiene behaviors. This book will make these connections by applying psychological principles and research methods to understanding, and affecting, hygiene behavior change for a number of specific contexts. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents




About the Author

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Chapter 2 – Complex Network Reliability Evaluation and Estimation in Cyber-Risk Informatics (pp. 61-96)

Chapter 3 – Stopping Rules for Reliability and Security Tests in Cyber-Risk Informatics (pp. 97-140)

Chapter 4 – Security Risk Assessment and Management in Cyber-Risk Informatics (pp. 141-194)

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Chapter 8 – Practical Hands-On Lab Topics in Cyber-Risk Informatics (pp. 387-414)


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