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The Role of Emotional Response during an H1N1 Influenza Pandemic on a College Campus
This study investigates how both positive and negative emotions relate to stakeholders' attributions of crisis responsibility, relational trust, and willingness to engage in crisis-relatedExpand
The Relationship between Leukocyte Mitochondrial DNA Copy Number and Telomere Length in Community-Dwelling Elderly Women
Purpose Both telomere length and mitochondrial function are accepted as reflective indices of aging. Recent studies have shown that telomere dysfunction may influence impaired mitochondrialExpand
Effects of COVID-19 Misinformation on Information Seeking, Avoidance, and Processing: A Multicountry Comparative Study
We examined the implications of exposure to misinformation about COVID-19 in the United States, South Korea, and Singapore in the early stages of the global pandemic. The online survey results showedExpand
Narrative Persuasion, Causality, Complex Integration, and Support for Obesity Policy
Stories that featured no acknowledgment and moderate acknowledgment of personal responsibility, while emphasizing environmental causes and solutions, were successful at increasing societal cause attributions about obesity and, among conservatives, increasing support for obesity-related policies relative to the control group. Expand
Exploring Optimistic Bias and the Integrative Model of Behavioral Prediction in the Context of a Campus Influenza Outbreak
The authors offer 3 major findings: the 3 primary components in the Integrative Model of Behavioral Prediction predicted the intention to perform hand washing and sanitizing, with self-efficacy being the strongest predictor and unrealistic optimists had significantly lower intentions to performHand hygiene practices compared with realists or unrealistic pessimists. Expand
Content and Effects of News Stories About Uncertain Cancer Causes and Preventive Behaviors
Findings from two studies that describe news portrayals of cancer causes and prevention in local TV and test the effects of typical aspects of this coverage on cancer-related fatalism and overload reveal that the combination of stories conveying an emerging cancer cause and prevention behavior as moderately certain leads to an increased sense of overload. Expand
Beyond Counterarguing: Simple Elaboration, Complex Integration, and Counterelaboration in Response to Variations in Narrative Focus and Sidedness
This study attempts to advance theorizing about narrative persuasion by explicating types of thoughts, beyond counterarguing, generated in response to a short narrative with persuasive intent. WeExpand
Effects of Self-Affirmation, Narratives, and Informational Messages in Reducing Unrealistic Optimism About Alcohol-Related Problems Among College Students
This study examines intervention approaches to improve the accuracy of risk judgments among college students with unrealistic optimism about alcohol-related problems. We conducted a randomizedExpand
Conditional Effects of Gain–Loss-Framed Narratives among Current Smokers at Different Stages of Change
An alternative mechanism to explain the conditional framing effect by stages of change is proposed and the importance of tailoring messages to smoker’s psychosocial characteristics and needs is highlighted. Expand
When Bad Things Happen to a Protagonist Like You: The Role of Self in Resistance to Negatively Framed Health Narratives
The active role played by the audience’s self-concept in narrative persuasion is highlighted and the boundary conditions for overcoming defensive resistance are addressed and addressed. Expand