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Exemplification Theory in Health and Risk Messaging  

Patric R. Spence, David Westerman, and Robert G. Rice

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May 2017
Humans often prefer representations that are cognitively easier to store, and such representations are easier to retrieve later to make judgments about the social world. Exemplification ... More

Faith Communities and the Potential for Health Promotion  

Alice M. Kiger, Donna M. Fagan, and Edwin R. van Teijlingen

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May 2017
Faith communities play an important role in health promotion in some parts of the world, notably North America and sub-Saharan Africa. They appear to be less prominent in the United ... More

Fatalism and Locus of Control as a Consideration When Designing Health and Risk Messages  

Lijiang Shen

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Apr 2017
Fatalism is a set of beliefs that encompasses such dimensions as predestination, pessimism, and attribution of one’s health (life events) to luck. Locus of control refers to the extent to ... More

Fear Arousal and Health and Risk Messaging  

Jessica Gall Myrick and Robin L. Nabi

Fear is a negatively valenced discrete emotional state that is an inherent part of the human experience. With strong evolutionary roots, fear serves important functions, including alerting ... More

Forgiveness Communication and Health  

Douglas L. Kelley, Bianca M. Wolf, and Shelby E. Broberg

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May 2016
Research on forgiveness and its health-related effects has steadily increased since the late 20th century. Most of the forgiveness-health literature demonstrates that forgiveness ... More

Gender as a Consideration When Designing Health and Risk Messages  

E. Michele Ramsey

Given the impact of gender on health, healthcare decisions, and treatments for illness, as well as the increased inequities encountered by non-white men and women, messages about health ... More

Government-Driven Incentives to Improve Health  

Peter Anderson

Worldwide, key behavioral risk factors for ill-health and premature death include smoking, alcohol, too much or too little of several dietary factors, and low physical activity. At least ... More

Grounded Theory Methodology  

Paul Sebastian Ruppel and Günter Mey

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Mar 2017
Grounded theory methodology is one of the most widely used approaches to collect and analyze data within qualitative research. It can be characterized as a framework for study design, data ... More

Health and Risk Policymaking, the Precautionary Principle, and Policy Advocacy  

Roxanne L. Parrott

Health and risk policymaking focuses on decisions made and actions undertaken to set standards and pass laws to promote healthcare and public health quality, while achieving global health ... More

Health Care Teams as Agents for Change in Health and Risk Messaging  

Kevin Real and Andy Pilny

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Jul 2017
Effective communication in health care teams is central to the delivery of high-quality, safe, dependable, and efficient patient care. Understanding how health care team communication ... More

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