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

  title={The Psychological Roots of Anti-Vaccination Attitudes: A 24-Nation Investigation},
  author={M. Hornsey and Emily A Harris and Kelly S. Fielding},
  journal={Health Psychology},
  • M. Hornsey, Emily A Harris, Kelly S. Fielding
  • Published 2018
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • 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… CONTINUE READING

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