Location

Portland State University

Start Date

4-5-2016 12:00 PM

End Date

4-5-2016 2:00 PM

Subjects

Vaccination -- Psychological aspects, Health behavior -- Analysis, Medicine and psychology, Critical thinking

Description

Relationships between cognitive style (CS) and affective orientation toward childhood vaccines (AO) were tested in a sample of US adults, controlling for known covariates. Findings suggest an analytic cognitive style predicts greater likelihood of endorsing childhood vaccination (higher AO). Results highlight relationships between individual cognition and cultural influences upon vaccine-beliefs.

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Faculty Advisor: Wayne Wakeland

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/17154

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Psychology Commons

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May 4th, 12:00 PM May 4th, 2:00 PM

Analytic Thinking Predicts Vaccine Endorsement: Cognitive Style as an Antecedent of Vaccine Attitudes

Portland State University

Relationships between cognitive style (CS) and affective orientation toward childhood vaccines (AO) were tested in a sample of US adults, controlling for known covariates. Findings suggest an analytic cognitive style predicts greater likelihood of endorsing childhood vaccination (higher AO). Results highlight relationships between individual cognition and cultural influences upon vaccine-beliefs.