Inducing Hypocrisy as a Means of Encouraging Young Adults to Use Condoms

@article{Stone1994InducingHA,
  title={Inducing Hypocrisy as a Means of Encouraging Young Adults to Use Condoms},
  author={J. Stone and E. Aronson and A. Crain and Matthew P. Winslow and C. Fried},
  journal={Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin},
  year={1994},
  volume={20},
  pages={116 - 128}
}
This experiment applied a new twist on cognitive dissonance theory to the problem of AIDS prevention among sexually active young adults. Dissonance was created after a proattitudinal advocacy by inducing hypocrisy-having subjects publicly advocate the importance of safe sex and then systematically making the subjects mindful of their own past failures to use condoms. It was predicted that the induction of hypocrisy would motivate subjects to reduce dissonance by purchasing condoms at the… Expand
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