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Weinberg et al., 2015: Attributing loss of function to personally controllable causes increased motivation, life satisfaction and function among older adults

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Weinberg, L., Hall, N. C., & Sverdlik, A. (2015). Attributional retraining and physical rehabilitation in later life: Intervention effects on motivation, mobility, and well-being. Physical & Occupational Therapy in Geriatrics, 33(4), 294-302.
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Summary:

Older adults (80+) in a rehabilitation center who received information encouraging “personally controllable attributions for loss of function (e.g., effort invested in exercise protocols) and discouraging maladaptive attributions (e.g., ‘old age’)” were more motivated to exercise, reported higher life satisfaction, and exhibited greater function

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Selves (My Own and Others')

Approach to Desired Meaning

What about it?

Changing beliefs about ability or potential

Psychological Question Addressed

Does struggling mean I can’t do it?

Psychological Process 2:

Need

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

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Does struggling mean I can’t do it?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018