Hall et al., 2014: Affirming personal successes improved executive scores and increased acceptance of information about public benefit programs among clients at a soup kitchen
Hall, C. C., Zhao, J., & Shafir, E. (2014). Self-affirmation among the poor: Cognitive and behavioral implications. Psychological Science, 25(2), 619-625.Download PDF
Clients at a soup kitchen scored higher on IQ and cognitive-control tasks and were more likely to accept information about public benefit programs if they first described a personal success.