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Grant & Hofmann, 2011: Encouraging washing hands to protect patients' health increased soap use among medical professionals over two weeks

Reference:

Grant, A. M., & Hofmann, D. A. (2011). It’s not all about me: Motivating hand hygiene among health care professionals by focusing on patients. Psychological science, 22(12), 1494-1499.
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Summary:

Placing signs on hospital soap dispensers to encourage medical professionals to wash their hands to protect their patients’ health, instead of signs that emphasized protecting their own health, increased soap use over a 2-week period.

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What is the Person Trying to Understand?

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What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

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Approach to Desired Meaning

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Psychological Question Addressed

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Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

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Will this behavior help other people?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018