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Leventhal et al., 1965: Planning when and where to get a tetanus shot increased the shot rates among college students, regardless of induced fear

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Leventhal, H., Singer, R., & Jones, S. (1965). Effects of fear and specificity of recommendation upon attitudes and behavior. Journal of personality and social psychology, 2(1), 20.
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Summary:

College seniors learned about the importance of getting a tetanus shot in either a high or low fear condition. Regardless of this manipulation, giving seniors a map with the health center circled and asking students when would be a convenient time for them to go increased the percentage of students who got a tetanus shot from 3.3% to 27.6%.

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

Where and when will I accomplish my goals?

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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

Where and when will I accomplish my goals?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018