Boosting the Potency of Resistance: Combining the Motivational Forces of Inoculation and Psychological Reactance.

@article{Miller2013BoostingTP,
  title={Boosting the Potency of Resistance: Combining the Motivational Forces of Inoculation and Psychological Reactance.},
  author={Claude H. Miller and Bobi Ivanov and Jeanetta Sims and J. Compton and K. Harrison and Kimberly A. Parker and James L. Parker and Joshua M. Averbeck},
  journal={Human Communication Research},
  year={2013},
  volume={39},
  pages={127-155}
}
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 psychological reactance theory for a means of enhancing the core mechanisms of inoculation--threat and refutational preemption. FINDINGS from a multisite study indicate reactance enhances key resistance outcomes, including: threat, anger at attack message source, negative cognitions, negative affect… Expand
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