Increasing Receptivity to Health Messages by Transcending Defensiveness: An fMRI and Texting Intervention Study [Gift]

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22 Oct 2014 to 21 Oct 2019
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Our aims are three-fold: (1) to test the effectiveness of the self-transcending intervention in reducing defensiveness and increasing receptivity to health messages, (2) examine the neurocognitive mechanisms of self-transcendence, and (3) develop a mobile-phone based self-transcending intervention strategy using the findings from the proposed study.