A 50-Year Review of Psychological Reactance Theory: Do Not Read This Article

@article{Rosenberg2018A5R,
  title={A 50-Year Review of Psychological Reactance Theory: Do Not Read This Article},
  author={Benjamin D. Rosenberg and Jason T. Siegel},
  journal={Motivation Science},
  year={2018},
  volume={4},
  pages={281–300}
}
Psychological reactance theory (PRT; Brehm, 1966) posits that when something threatens or eliminates people’s freedom of behavior, they experience psychological reactance, a motivational state that drives freedom restoration. Complementing recent, discipline-specific reviews (e.g., Quick, Shen, & Dillard, 2013; Steindl, Jonas, Sittenthaler, Traut-Mattausch, & Greenberg, 2015), the current analysis integrates PRT research across fields in which it has flourished: social psychology and clinical… 
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