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Influence of Evidence Type and Narrative Type on HPV Risk Perception and Intention to Obtain the HPV Vaccine
This research examines the influence of evidence type (statistical, narrative, or hybrid) and narrative type (first-person or third-person) on risk perception about human papillomavirus (HPV) andExpand
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Conversation and Conformity Orientations as Predictors of Observed Conflict Tactics in Parent-Adolescent Discussions
This research considers how observed tactics and patterns in parent-adolescent conflict relate to family orientations toward communication. Fifty families (mother, father, and mid-adolescent child)Expand
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A Test of the Conflict Linkage Model in the Context of Serial Arguments
This investigation tests Honeycutt's (2003) conflict linkage theory in the context of serial arguing. Reports on the characteristics of imagined interactions were obtained before, after, and betweenExpand
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Inoculating Against Reactance to Persuasive Health Messages
This investigation examined the possibility of decreasing psychological reactance to health campaigns through the use of inoculation messages. It was hypothesized that an inoculation message, whichExpand
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Message Framing, Perceived Susceptibility, and Intentions to Vaccinate Children Against HPV Among African American Parents
ABSTRACT This research examines the interaction effect of message framing (gain vs. loss) and perceived susceptibility (i.e., perceived likelihood that one’s child is at risk of contracting HPV) onExpand
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More on Inoculating Against Reactance to Persuasive Health Messages: The Paradox of Threat
ABSTRACT This research examined the efficacy of inoculation as a strategy to mitigate psychological reactance based on the level of threat communicated in the forewarning and subsequent persuasiveExpand
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Imagined Interactions as Predictors of Secret Revelation and Health
TLDR
This research considers how mental dialogues (or imagined interactions [IIs]) about personal secrets predict the maintenance of secrecy and associated levels of mental and physical well-being. Expand
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Predicting Attitude Toward Methamphetamine Use: The Role of Antidrug Campaign Exposure and Conversations About Meth in Montana
  • A. Richards
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Health communication
  • 7 February 2014
This investigation utilized the integrative model of behavioral prediction to assess the Montana Meth Project (MMP) campaign by testing theoretical antecedents of attitude toward methamphetamineExpand
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Facial Similarity Mitigates the Persuasive Effects of Source Bias: An Evolutionary Explanation for Kinship and Susceptibility to Influence
This research examined how the interaction between a source's facial similarity to message targets and communicated bias affects audience persuadability. We used an evolutionary explanation toExpand
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Apprehension or motivation to defend attitudes? Exploring the underlying threat mechanism in inoculation-induced resistance to persuasion
ABSTRACT This study questions the traditional conceptualization of the threat component of inoculation and compares it to an alternative operationalization that was hypothesized to better capture theExpand
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