Interpretation of a case study from the viewpoint of both behaviorism and social cognitive theories. Apply the theories to interpret the case study.
Dena grew up in a large family in the Midwest. The oldest child, she was her motherâ€™s primary helper growing up, and loved working in the kitchen making casseroles, breads, and especially baked goods. â€œI can make homemade noodles, biscuits, and brownies in my sleepâ€.
Dena, her husband, and two children recently moved from a very small town to a large coastal city. Unfortunately, the foods she grew up cooking and eating have now taken a toll. Additionally, her spouse and children are all having issues with food sensitivities and Dena has been recently chastised by her physician that something has to changeâ€”her weight has ballooned and she is pre-diabetic. She admits she does not seem to have an â€œoff-buttonâ€ when it comes to sweets and is really distracted by them. Denaâ€™s physician suggested she might suffer from sugar addiction, and recommended a radical shift to a plant-based diet. Dena is in agreement yet Dena is also quite lost. â€œHow do I make green smoothies in my sleep? I still canâ€™t tell the difference between all the kinds of kaleâ€”Iâ€™m out of my comfort zone by a mile here, and all I can think about is brownies. I know I have to fix this, but it seems I have to un-learn everything I know.â€
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