Journal article

Reflective and Non-conscious Responses to Exercise Images

Kathryn Cope, Corneel Vandelanotte, Camille E Short, David E Conroy, Ryan E Rhodes, Ben Jackson, James A Dimmock, Amanda L Rebar

FRONTIERS IN PSYCHOLOGY | FRONTIERS MEDIA SA | Published : 2018

Abstract

Images portraying exercise are commonly used to promote exercise behavior and to measure automatic associations of exercise (e.g., via implicit association tests). The effectiveness of these promotion efforts and the validity of measurement techniques partially rely on the untested assumption that the images being used are perceived by the general public as portrayals of exercise that is pleasant and motivating. The aim of this study was to investigate how content of images impacted people's automatic and reflective evaluations of exercise images. Participants (N = 90) completed a response time categorization task (similar to the implicit association test) to capture how automatically people..

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Grants

Awarded by National Health Medical Research Council


Awarded by National Heart Foundation of Australia


Funding Acknowledgements

CS (GNT1090517) and AR (GNT1105926) are supported by Early Career Fellowships from the National Health Medical Research Council. CV is supported by a Future Leader Fellowship from the National Heart Foundation of Australia (#100428).