Influence of mirror exposure on weight-related health behaviors: physical activity and food selection, The
In terms of Objective Self-Awareness (OSA) theory, heightened focus on the self leads individuals to align their behavior with a personally- or socially-derived standard. Exposure to a mirror may increase self-awareness and has previously been found to induce behaviors that align with a known or implied standard, such as honesty and helping behavior. However, very little research has investigated the influence of mirror exposure on health behaviors, which are commonly valued. The present research describes two studies examining the effects of mirror exposure on the health behaviors of stair vs. ...
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