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Future health-related behavioral intention formation: the role of affect and cognition.
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PMID:  23057195     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
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This study investigated the differential contribution of affect and cognition to behavioral intention formation during pursuit of future health-related goals. Cognitive evaluations, affective evaluations and behavioral intentions were measured for each of 32 health-related behaviors. The timeframes of the cognitive/affective measures and the behavioral intention measure were varied between current and future timeframes creating four different conditions. Within-participants correlations between affect and intentions and cognition and intentions were calculated to determine the contribution of each factor to behavioral intention formation in the different timeframes. Results did not support the hypothesis that a shift from a reliance on affect to a reliance on cognition would occur as temporal distance increased. Within-participants analyses revealed a decrease in the contribution of cognition to behavioral intention formation when forming attitudes in the future condition.
Authors:
Jessica G Richardson; David Trafimow; Laura Madson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of social psychology     Volume:  152     ISSN:  0022-4545     ISO Abbreviation:  J Soc Psychol     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-10-12     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0376372     Medline TA:  J Soc Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  775-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
New Mexico State University, Department of Psychology, P.O. Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA. jessica.g.richardson@gmail.com
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