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dc.contributor.authorKeech, JJ
dc.contributor.authorHagger, MS
dc.contributor.authorHamilton, K
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-02T01:16:32Z
dc.date.available2019-12-02T01:16:32Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1528-3542
dc.identifier.doi10.1037/emo0000678
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389408
dc.description.abstractChanging individuals' stress mindset has emerged as a technique that may be effective in aiding stress management, but there is limited data on the effects of this technique in managing stress in "real-world" contexts beyond a few days. This study aimed to (a) evaluate the efficacy of a novel imagery-based intervention in changing stress mindset and (b) evaluate the effect of the intervention on stress-related outcomes, compared to a control, after 2 weeks. The study adopted a preregistered randomized controlled trial design. University students (N = 150) attended a research laboratory twice over 2 weeks, receiving the intervention or control condition stimuli in Session 1, and completing measures in both sessions. Academic performance data was collected from university records. Mixed model ANOVAs revealed a large-sized difference in stress mindset among intervention group participants immediately following the intervention and at the follow-up relative to controls. There were also robust effects of the intervention on perceived distress, positive and negative affect, proactive behavior, and academic performance at the follow-up in individuals with high baseline perceived distress, although not in the whole sample. Findings indicate that the intervention is a promising approach for changing individuals' stress mindset and that changing stress mindset can have beneficial effects on coping with ecological stressors. Future research should use intensive longitudinal designs to examine momentary activation of stress mindset and responses to ecological stress.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAmerican Psychological Association
dc.publisher.placeUnited States
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEmotion
dc.subject.fieldofresearchPsychology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchCognitive Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1701
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1702
dc.titleChanging Stress Mindsets With a Novel Imagery Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Trial
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationKeech, JJ; Hagger, MS; Hamilton, K, Changing Stress Mindsets With a Novel Imagery Intervention: A Randomized Controlled Trial, Emotion, 2019
dc.date.updated2019-11-27T03:35:31Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2019 American Psycological Association. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record. Reproduced here in accordance with publisher policy. Please refer to the journal link for access to the definitive, published version.
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gro.griffith.authorKeech, Jacob J.
gro.griffith.authorHagger, Martin S.
gro.griffith.authorHamilton, Kyra


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