Analyzing Influences

Students will analyze the influence of family, peers, culture, media, technology, and other factors on health behaviors.

The Skill

The ability to analyze how specific influences impact how you feel, think, and act and intentionally choose how to interact with identified influences in a way that boosts well-being.  

Why It Matters

The way we feel, think, and act is constantly being influence by the people and things in our life. By learning how to analyze influences, we are empowered to take ownership of our well-being by thoughtfully and critically choosing if and how we engage with influences. 

How to Do It

Skill Cues for Students


Step 1) Identify the people and things influencing the way you feel, think, and act. Then identify which influence is creating the biggest impact on your life.


Step 2) Define how the influence is creating an impact on your life; give specific examples of how your behavior and thinking has changed.


Step 3) Assess and evaluate if the changes are positively or negatively impacting your well-being.


Step 4) Create a plan for how you will focus on the positive influences and limit the negative ones.

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