Mirror, mirror by the stairs: the impact of self-awareness on stair versus elevator use in college students
Previous research has indicated that self-awareness-inducing mirrors can successfully incite behavior change, such as encouraging helping. However, few studies have examined how mirror exposure and perceived body size influence physical activity participation. The present study assessed stair versus elevator use on a western college campus and hypothesized that mirror exposure would increase stair use. One hundred and sixty-seven students enrolled in an introductory psychology course were recruited to take a survey interested in their "transportation choices" at an indoor campus parking garage. ...
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