that fails to correspond with the responsibility that comes with freewill, they are described as the Story of a Young Boy named Raoul behaving like animals. 3 Perception of norms edit Even if a health behavior is portrayed as harmful, the behavior may not be altered by fear inducing communication if the individual is convinced that the behavior is common practice. 15 Self-efficacy is enhanced by performance accomplishments, vicarious experience, verbal persuasion, and physiological states. 7 Preparation edit This is the third stage at which individuals have been persuaded and commit to change their behavior. What are you afraid of?
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32 For example, in responses to a poster campaign stating that "Last year, 1057 teenagers got so drunk they couldn't stand. 23 The implication is that another tact (other than fear) is necessary. 17 Performance accomplishments edit According to the theory of self-efficacy, performance accomplishments are related to the success of personal experience. According to the self-efficacy theory, diminishing emotional arousal can reduce avoidance behavior. Critic Reviews for, the Wages of Fear, view All Critic Reviews (43). This is because, while anxiety can motivate positive health behaviour, it can also be maladaptive, as some individuals form a defensive response to mitigate the negative feeling arising from the fear appeal. A b Wang, C (1992). Some early research found that higher levels of fear produced defensive reactions, compelling the researchers to caution that low or moderate levels were the most effective. So in essence the ability to make sound and reasonable choices about how we react to our feelings is precisely what defines us as being human.