Self-Affirmation Reduces Biased Processing of Health-Risk Information
Mark, B. Reed; Lisa, G. Aspinwall
Motivation and Emotion 22(2): 99-132
ISSN/ISBN: 0146-7239 DOI: 10.1023/a:1021463221281
An experiment tested whether a positive experience (the endorsement and recall of one's past acts of kindness) would reduce biased processing of self-relevant health-risk information. Women college students (N = 66) who reported high or low levels of daily caffeine use were exposed to both risk-confirming and risk-disconfirming information about the link between caffeine consumption and fibrocystic breast disease (FBD).