Logel & Cohen, 2012: Affirming values increased weight loss and self-regulation among overweight women over two-and-a-half months
Logel, C., & Cohen, G. L. (2012). The role of the self in physical health: Testing the effect of a values-affirmation intervention on weight loss. Psychological Science, 23(1), 53-55.Download PDF
Completing a values-affirmation exercise led overweight women to lose more weight two-and-a-half months later, and show evidence of enhanced self-regulation.