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Halvari & Halvari, 2006: Engaging in a 1-hour instructive dental health conversation reduced plaque and gingivitis over seven months

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Halvari, A. E. M., & Halvari, H. (2006). Motivational predictors of change in oral health: An experimental test of self-determination theory. Motivation and emotion, 30(4), 294.
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Summary:

Participants had a 1-hour conversation with a dental hygienist about dental problems including personalized information based on participants’ dental records, which emphasized choice and options for preventative behaviors and included demonstrations of correct brushing and flossing behaviors and practice and feedback on these behaviors. As compared to people who did not have this conversation, those who received the treatment showed reduced plaque and gingivitis over seven months.

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 goals

Psychological Question Addressed

Is this goal my own or imposed?

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

Is this goal my own or imposed?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018