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Testing the effects of social norms and behavioral privacy on hand washing: A field experiment.

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Lapinski, M. K., Maloney, E. K., Braz, M., & Shulman, H. C. (2013). Testing the effects of social norms and behavioral privacy on hand washing: A field experiment. Human Communication Research, 39(1), 21-46.
A 2-part study examines the influence of normative messages on college males’ hand washing perceptions and behaviors. Study 1 tests for the appropriateness of hand washing as a ta…
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The effects of social norms on male hygiene.

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Nalbone, D. P., Lee, K. P., Suroviak, A. R., & Lannon, J. M. (2005). The effects of social norms on male hygiene. Individual Differences Research, 3(3), 171-176.
Numerous studies have found that individuals are more likely to comply with social norms when in the presence of others. To test the hypothesis that restroom hygiene norms would b…
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Muppets, Pharmacists, and Journalists All Part of Avian Flu Prevention Campaign

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To prevent the spread of avian influenza, staff at the Bloomberg School of Public Health’s Center for Communication Programs (CCP) began working with partners in over 30 countries…
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Using Social Marketing to Promote Cold and Flu Prevention Behaviors on an Australian University Campus

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In 2011, a social marketing intervention was developed and tested at the University of Wollongong to determine its effectiveness in reducing the spread of colds and flu among univ…
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Be InFLUential

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Conducted at Alfred Health, a tertiary health service in Melbourne, Australia, the purpose of the following study was to create and implement a campaign to improve influenza vacci…
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Snack Right

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Commissioned by the public health network for Cheshire and Merseyside (ChaMPs), Snack Right was a program designed to help children in low-income neighborhoods replace at least on…
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Growing Healthy Kids

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Growing Healthy Kids was an obesity prevention program for low-income families in Carrboro, North Carolina that aimed to increase children’s access to and consumption of fresh, fr…
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Super School of Five

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In 2014, Sightsavers, Unilever, and Lifebuoy joined forces to create a program in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Zambia that would help to prevent childhood blindness and eliminate trachoma…
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Emotional demonstrations (emo-demos) of handwashing with soap at vaccination centres

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In 2014, the Sustainable Sanitation and Hygiene for All (SSH4A) program was introduced in Tanzania to raise mothers’ and caregivers’ awareness of the importance of washing hands w…
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cleanyourhands

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Targeted at healthcare staff in England and Wales, the goal of the cleanyourhands campaign was to improve hand hygiene as a way of combating preventable healthcare associated infe…

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