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Individual differences in social comparison: development of a scale of social comparison orientation.
Development and validation of a measure of individual differences in social comparison orientation (the Iowa-Netherlands Comparison Orientation Measure [INCOM]) are described. Assuming that theExpand
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Meta-analysis of the relationship between risk perception and health behavior: the example of vaccination.
BACKGROUND Risk perceptions are central to many health behavior theories. However, the relationship between risk perceptions and behavior, muddied by instances of inappropriate assessment andExpand
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A dual-process approach to health risk decision making: The prototype willingness model
Abstract Although dual-process models in cognitive, personality, and social psychology have stimulated a large body of research about analytic and heuristic modes of decision making, these modelsExpand
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Predicting young adults' health risk behavior.
  • F. Gibbons, M. Gerrard
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
  • 1 September 1995
A prototype model of risk behavior is described and was tested in a longitudinal study of 679 college students, beginning at the start of their freshman year. Perceptions of the prototype associatedExpand
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Risk perceptions: assessment and relationship to influenza vaccination.
OBJECTIVE Accurate measurement of beliefs about risk probability is essential to determine what role these beliefs have in health behavior. This study investigated the ability of several types ofExpand
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Reasoned action and social reaction: willingness and intention as independent predictors of health risk.
Three studies are described that assess elements of a new model of adolescent health-risk behavior, the prototype/willingness (P/W) model (F. X. Gibbons & M. Gerrard, 1995, 1997). The 1st analysisExpand
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Perceived discrimination and the adjustment of African American youths: a five-year longitudinal analysis with contextual moderation effects.
Longitudinal links between perceived racial discrimination and later conduct problems and depressive symptoms were examined among 714 African American adolescents who were 10-12 years old atExpand
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The influence of neighborhood disadvantage, collective socialization, and parenting on African American children's affiliation with deviant peers.
This study focused on hypotheses about the contributions of neighborhood disadvantage, collective socialization, and parenting to African American children's affiliation with deviant peers. A totalExpand
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Social comparison: The end of a theory and the emergence of a field
The past and current states of research on social comparison are reviewed with regard to a series of major theoretical developments that have occurred in the past 5 decades. These are, inExpand
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