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Armitage et al., 2011: Affirming values and implementing if-then strategies increased acceptance of health risk information of drinking and decreased alcohol consumption among adults over one month

Reference:

Armitage, C. J., Harris, P. R., & Arden, M. A. (2011). Evidence that self-affirmation reduces alcohol consumption: randomized exploratory trial with a new, brief means of self-affirming. Health Psychology, 30(5), 633.
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Summary:

Adults (1) who described times they had behaved kindly toward others or (2) who reflected on how to affirm using if-then propositions (“If I feel threatened or anxious, then I will…think about the things I value about myself…think about things that are important to me…”) were more accepting of information about the health risks of drinking and, a month later, reported drinking less.

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What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

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Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

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Walton & Wilson, 2018