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Self-affirmation research has obtained a small but firm niche in social and health psychology. Self-affirmation theory postulates that people are motivated to maintain a global sense of worth and integrity of the self [1, 2]. This sense of self-worth can be threatened if they realize that they...
Understanding the relations of socioeconomic status (SES) and health outcomes, including mortality, has been of longstanding interest to health scholars. The current work  addresses a critical gap in health inequity research, and the degree health behaviors explain, or can account for,...
There are now many studies in a wide variety of clinical conditions that have observed the association between depression and poorer medication adherence . One of the limitations of most of this work relates to the absence of explicit and comprehensive theoretical models explaining how...
Abstract Background There is limited evidence that self-affirmation manipulations can promote health behavior change. Purpose The purpose of this study was to explore whether the efficacy of a self-affirmation manipulation at promoting exercise could be enhanced by an implementation intention...
Abstract Background Socioeconomic differentials in mortality are increasing in many industrialised countries. Purpose This study aims to examine the role of behaviours (smoking, alcohol, exercise, and diet) in explaining socioeconomic differentials in mortality and whether this varies over the...
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