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Fotuhi et al., 2014: Affirming values shared with friends or family increased likelihood of quitting smoking among smokers over six months

Reference:

Fotuhi, O., Spencer, S., Fong, G. T., & Zanna, M. P. (2014). Contingent affirmation intervention among smokers: Directly linking affirming values to health-specific goals. Manuscript in preparation.
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Summary:

With the theory that even as a standard affirmation can open people up to threatening health information it may also remove threat that could otherwise motivate positive behavior change, an exercise was developed that tied a value-affirmation to quitting. Smokers reflected on a personally important value they shared with a close friend or family member who supported their intention to quit. At a 6-month follow-up, this increased the percentage of smokers who had quit (36%), as compared to both a standard values-affirmation (16%) and a control condition (1%).

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What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

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Approach to Desired Meaning

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Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

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What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

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Walton & Wilson, 2018