Self-affirmation promotes health behavior change.

  title={Self-affirmation promotes health behavior change.},
  author={Tracy Epton and Peter R. Harris},
  journal={Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association},
  volume={27 6},
OBJECTIVE Evidence shows that self-affirmation has a positive effect on message acceptance and other variables that motivate health behavior change; however, this has not been translated into actual behavioral change. We propose that particular features of the previous studies may account for this failure; the current study addresses this. It is designed to test whether a self-affirmation manipulation can increase a health-promoting behavior (fruit and vegetable consumption). It also explores… CONTINUE READING
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