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Sherman et al., 2010: Touching a floss or walking in place while watching flossing or jogging videos increased these activities engagement over the next week

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Sherman, D. K., Gangi, C., & White, M. L. (2010). Embodied cognition and health persuasion: Facilitating intention–behavior consistency via motor manipulations. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 46(2), 461-464.
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Summary:

Based on the theory that some forms of cognition are represented in the motor system, researchers theorized that the physical embodiment of health behaviors can promote those behaviors among people who intend to enact them. Among people who intended to floss, those who held floss while watching a video about the importance of flossing, instead of just watching the video flossed more over the next week. People who walked in place while watching a video of a person exercising, as compared to those who just watched the video, exercised 16 minutes/day more over the next week.

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

How will I accomplish my goals?

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

How will I accomplish my goals?

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Walton & Wilson, 2018