Don't derogate this message! Self-affirmation promotes online type 2 diabetes risk test taking.

@article{Koningsbruggen2009DontDT,
  title={Don't derogate this message! Self-affirmation promotes online type 2 diabetes risk test taking.},
  author={Guido M. van Koningsbruggen and Enny Das},
  journal={Psychology & health},
  year={2009},
  volume={24 6},
  pages={635-49}
}
The aim of the present study was to examine whether self-affirmation promotes acceptance of threatening type 2 diabetes information and risk-testing behaviour. In an experimental study (N = 84), we manipulated self-affirmation by allowing participants to affirm a value that was either personally important or unimportant to them, and measured participants' risk level prior to reading threatening type 2 diabetes information. As dependent variables, we measured message derogation, intentions to do… CONTINUE READING

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