Empowering the self: Using the terror management health model to promote breast self-examination

  title={Empowering the self: Using the terror management health model to promote breast self-examination},
  author={Douglas P. Cooper and Jamie L. Goldenberg and Jamie Arndt},
  journal={Self and Identity},
  pages={315 - 325}
According to the terror management health model, when thoughts of death are non-consciously activated, health decisions should be influenced by identity-relevant motivations. Therefore, in this context, framing a health behavior as a tool to empower the self should increase intentions to engage in the behavior and enhanced feelings of empowerment after doing so. In Study 1, women for whom death thoughts were more accessible responded to an empowerment frame with increased breast self-exam… 
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