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Inoculation and Mental Processing: The Instrumental Role of Associative Networks in the Process of Resistance to Counterattitudinal Influence
This investigation introduced the concept of associative networks to the resistance domain. A four-phase experiment was conducted involving 298 participants. The results confirmed the role of known… Expand
Boosting the Potency of Resistance: Combining the Motivational Forces of Inoculation and Psychological Reactance.
The efficacy of inoculation theory has been confirmed by decades of empirical research, yet optimizing its effectiveness remains a vibrant line of investigation. The present research turns to… Expand
Inoculation's Efficacy With Young Adults' Risky Behaviors: Can Inoculation Confer Cross-Protection Over Related but Untreated Issues?
This investigation examined the potential of inoculation to protect young adults' attitudes from pressures to engage in risky behaviors (unprotected sex and binge drinking) as well as inoculation's… Expand
Untangling Threat during Inoculation-Conferred Resistance to Influence
Threat plays a pivotal role in many theoretical explanations for how inoculation confers resistance, but some empirical data raise questions about threat's role in inoculation. Our study explores… Expand
Effects of Postinoculation Talk on Resistance to Influence
Contemporary inoculation scholarship has focused on the process of resistance to persuasion, and recently begun to examine various incidental effects that may accompany inoculation treatments. This… Expand
The Attitude Base as a Moderator of the Effectiveness of Inoculation Strategy
This investigation introduced the attitude base (cognitive or affective) as a moderator in the resistance domain and effectively partitioned the role of affect from cognition by properly delineating… Expand
Why Not Communicate? Young Women's Reflections on Their Lack of Communication with Sexual Partners Regarding Sex and Contraception: A Qualitative Analysis
Can Inoculation Withstand Multiple Attacks?
This investigation introduced multiple competitive attacks in order to assess the effectiveness of inoculation treatments in protecting established attitudes in a natural setting. Expand
Enhancing Inoculation: Examining the Relationships among Attack Certainty, Threat and Resistance
- Bobi Ivanov, Kimberly A. Parker, Lindsay L. Dillingham, E. Petrun, L. Grant, Sarah Geegan
This investigation explored the potential for enhancing the potency of inoculation’s strategy by examining the relationships among the certainty of the attack, threat, and resistance. Using different… Expand