Telling people to "rely on their reasoning" increases intentions to wear a face covering to slow down COVID-19 transmission

Capraro, Valerio ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0579-0166 and Barcelo, Helene (2021) Telling people to "rely on their reasoning" increases intentions to wear a face covering to slow down COVID-19 transmission. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 35 (3) . pp. 693-699. ISSN 0888-4080 [Article] (doi:10.1002/acp.3793)

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Abstract

Finding messaging to promote the use of face masks is fundamental during a pandemic. Study 1 (N=399) shows that telling people to “rely on their reasoning” increases intentions to wear a face mask, compared with telling them to “rely on their emotions”. In Study 2 (N=591) we add a baseline. However, the results show only a non-significant trend. Study 3 reports a well-powered replication of Study 2 (N=930). In line with Study 1, this study shows that telling people to “rely on their reasoning” increases intentions to wear a face mask, compared to telling them to “rely on their emotions”. Two internal meta-analyses show that telling people to “rely on their reasoning” increases intentions to wear a face mask compared (i) to telling them to “rely on their emotions” and (ii) to the baseline. These findings suggest interventions to promote intentions to wear a face mask.
[Abstract copyright: © 2021 The Authors. Applied Cognitive Psychology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.]

Item Type: Article
Keywords (uncontrolled): COVID‐19, dual process, emotion, face masks, reason
Research Areas: A. > Business School > Economics
Item ID: 31847
Notes on copyright: © 2021 The Authors. Applied Cognitive Psychology published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
This is an open access article under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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Depositing User: Valerio Capraro
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2021 10:41
Last Modified: 23 Jun 2021 20:20
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/31847

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