Global COVID-19 Study Provides Insights on Message Framing

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Liz Foote Maui October 09, 2020 10:10 PM
This is a very insightful article about a study on global attitudes surrounding COVID-19 and health messaging. It’s great to see that in most countries, “the vast majority of peop…

Risk perception measures' associations with behavior intentions, affect, and cognition following colon cancer screening messages.

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Dillard, A. J., Ferrer, R. A., Ubel, P. A., & Fagerlin, A. (2012). Risk perception measures' associations with behavior intentions, affect, and cognition following colon cancer screening messages. Health Psychology, 31(1), 106-113.
Objective: Risk perception is important for motivating health behavior (e.g., Janz & Becker, 1984), but different measures of the construct may change how important that relations…

Turning up the heat: The effects of fear appeals on sun-protective attitudes, intentions, and behaviours 

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Dukeshire, S. R. (1996). Turning up the heat: The effects of fear appeals on sun-protective attitudes, intentions, and behaviours (Order No. AAMNN09337). Available from PsycINFO. (619001825; 1996-95023-018).
Research on the efficacy of fear appeals for changing health behaviours has been conducted for over four decades. Yet, there is still considerable debate about how fear appeals in…

Development of an intervention to reduce transmission of respiratory infections and pandemic flu: Measuring and predicting hand-washing intentions.

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Miller, S., Yardley, L., & Little, P. (2012). Development of an intervention to reduce transmission of respiratory infections and pandemic flu: Measuring and predicting hand-washing intentions. Psychology, Health & Medicine, 17(1), 59-81.
This was an exploratory pilot study forming part of a programme of work to develop and trial an effective web-based intervention to reduce the risk of transmission of respiratory …

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