The Psychological Roots of Anti-Vaccination Attitudes: A 24-Nation Investigation

  title={The Psychological Roots of Anti-Vaccination Attitudes: A 24-Nation Investigation},
  author={Matthew J. Hornsey and Emily A. Harris and Kelly S. Fielding},
  journal={Health Psychology},
Objective: Strengthening of antivaccination movements in recent decades has coincided with unprecedented increases in the incidence of some communicable diseases. Many intervention programs work from a deficit model of science communication, presuming that vaccination skeptics lack the ability to access or understand evidence. However, interventions focusing on evidence and the debunking of vaccine-related myths have proven to be either nonproductive or counterproductive. Working from a… 

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