C J Armitage

Summary

Affiliation: University of Sheffield
Country: UK

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Evidence that process simulations reduce anxiety in patients receiving dental treatment: randomized exploratory trial
    Christopher J Armitage
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP, UK
    Anxiety Stress Coping 25:155-65. 2012
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of mental simulations to change theory of planned behaviour variables
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 13:513-24. 2008
  3. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a brief worksite intervention to reduce smoking: the roles of behavioral and implementation intentions
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    J Occup Health Psychol 12:376-90. 2007
  4. doi request reprint Self-affirmation increases acceptance of health-risk information among UK adult smokers with low socioeconomic status
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK
    Psychol Addict Behav 22:88-95. 2008
  5. doi request reprint Is there utility in the transtheoretical model?
    Christopher J Armitage
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 14:195-210. 2009
  6. doi request reprint How useful are the stages of change for targeting interventions? Randomized test of a brief intervention to reduce smoking
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Barnk, Sheffield S10 2TP, United Kingdom
    Health Psychol 27:789-98. 2008
  7. doi request reprint Test of a brief theory of planned behaviour-based intervention to promote adolescent safe sex intentions
    Christopher J Armitage
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Psychol 101:155-72. 2010
  8. doi request reprint Effectiveness of experimenter-provided and self-generated implementation intentions to reduce alcohol consumption in a sample of the general population: a randomized exploratory trial
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP, United Kingdom
    Health Psychol 28:545-53. 2009
  9. doi request reprint A volitional help sheet to increase physical activity in people with low socioeconomic status: A randomised exploratory trial
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TP, United Kingdom
    Psychol Health 25:1129-45. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Can variables from the transtheoretical model predict dietary change?
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP, UK
    J Behav Med 33:264-73. 2010

Detail Information

Publications40

  1. doi request reprint Evidence that process simulations reduce anxiety in patients receiving dental treatment: randomized exploratory trial
    Christopher J Armitage
    Department of Psychology, Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP, UK
    Anxiety Stress Coping 25:155-65. 2012
    ..Self-efficacy and self-esteem remained unchanged. This study suggests that process simulation is one active ingredient in anxiety treatment programs and further research is required to enhance its effects...
  2. ncbi request reprint Use of mental simulations to change theory of planned behaviour variables
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 13:513-24. 2008
    ..This study tested the ability of outcome and process simulations to change variables specified in the theory of planned behaviour in relation to blood donation...
  3. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a brief worksite intervention to reduce smoking: the roles of behavioral and implementation intentions
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    J Occup Health Psychol 12:376-90. 2007
    ....
  4. doi request reprint Self-affirmation increases acceptance of health-risk information among UK adult smokers with low socioeconomic status
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK
    Psychol Addict Behav 22:88-95. 2008
    ..The practical and theoretical implications of the findings are discussed in relation to the possible use of self-affirmation manipulations to enhance the effectiveness of smoking cessation interventions...
  5. doi request reprint Is there utility in the transtheoretical model?
    Christopher J Armitage
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 14:195-210. 2009
    ....
  6. doi request reprint How useful are the stages of change for targeting interventions? Randomized test of a brief intervention to reduce smoking
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Barnk, Sheffield S10 2TP, United Kingdom
    Health Psychol 27:789-98. 2008
    ..A second objective was to rule out demand characteristics as an alternative explanation for the findings of intervention studies based on the transtheoretical model and implementation intentions...
  7. doi request reprint Test of a brief theory of planned behaviour-based intervention to promote adolescent safe sex intentions
    Christopher J Armitage
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Psychol 101:155-72. 2010
    ....
  8. doi request reprint Effectiveness of experimenter-provided and self-generated implementation intentions to reduce alcohol consumption in a sample of the general population: a randomized exploratory trial
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP, United Kingdom
    Health Psychol 28:545-53. 2009
    ....
  9. doi request reprint A volitional help sheet to increase physical activity in people with low socioeconomic status: A randomised exploratory trial
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TP, United Kingdom
    Psychol Health 25:1129-45. 2010
    ..The findings provide further support for volitional help sheets to change health behaviour and extend them to a group with low-SES. Further work is required to refine this intervention tool...
  10. ncbi request reprint Can variables from the transtheoretical model predict dietary change?
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield, S10 2TP, UK
    J Behav Med 33:264-73. 2010
    ..It is rare that social cognitive variables mediate the effects of past behavior on future behavior meaning that self-reevaluation provides a potential avenue for promoting dietary change...
  11. doi request reprint Evidence that self-affirmation reduces alcohol consumption: randomized exploratory trial with a new, brief means of self-affirming
    Christopher J Armitage
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, WesternBank, Sheffield S10 2TP, United Kingdom
    Health Psychol 30:633-41. 2011
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  12. doi request reprint Testing multiple means of self-affirmation
    Christopher J Armitage
    University of Sheffield, UK
    Br J Psychol 102:535-45. 2011
    ..The findings are discussed in relation to self-affirmation theory and the possible practical implications of self-affirmation for aiding the delivery of social and health messages...
  13. ncbi request reprint Cognitive and affective predictors of academic achievement in schoolchildren
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK
    Br J Psychol 99:57-74. 2008
    ..Future educational interventions should therefore influence both cognitive and affective factors to promote sustained motivation...
  14. ncbi request reprint Felt and potential ambivalence across the stages of change
    Christopher J Armitage
    University of Sheffield, West Bank, UK
    J Health Psychol 12:149-58. 2007
    ..The findings are consistent with the idea that successful actors/maintainers are vigilant with respect to lapses...
  15. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of a minimal intervention to reduce fat intake
    C J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, UK
    Soc Sci Med 52:1517-24. 2001
    ..Personalised fat feedback therefore represents an efficacious and low-intensity approach to the reduction of fat intake in the general population...
  16. ncbi request reprint Stages of change or changes of stage? Predicting transitions in transtheoretical model stages in relation to healthy food choice
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, United Kingdom
    J Consult Clin Psychol 72:491-9. 2004
    ..However, given that this change of stage marks the transition between cognition and actual behavior, the identification of variables that bridge this gap is crucial for the development of interventions to promote stage transitions...
  17. ncbi request reprint Evidence that implementation intentions promote transitions between the stages of change
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, UK
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:141-51. 2006
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  18. ncbi request reprint Evidence that implementation intentions reduce dietary fat intake: a randomized trial
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Health Psychol 23:319-23. 2004
    ..The findings are discussed in relation to the use of implementation intentions instead of tailored interventions to change behavior in general populations...
  19. ncbi request reprint Can the theory of planned behavior predict the maintenance of physical activity?
    Christopher J Armitage
    University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    Health Psychol 24:235-45. 2005
    ..The implications for developing theory-based interventions that promote the maintenance of health behavior are discussed...
  20. doi request reprint Evidence that self-affirmation reduces body dissatisfaction by basing self-esteem on domains other than body weight and shape
    Christopher J Armitage
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 53:81-8. 2012
    ..The aim of the present research was to isolate the effects of self-affirmation on body satisfaction in a community sample and to see whether self-affirmation works by basing one's self-esteem on domains other than body weight and shape...
  21. doi request reprint Predicting and explaining transtheoretical model stage transitions in relation to condom-carrying behaviour
    Madelynne A Arden
    Health Psychology Research Group, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 13:719-35. 2008
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  22. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of the Theory of Planned Behaviour: a meta-analytic review
    C J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Western Bank, Sheffield S10 2TP, UK
    Br J Soc Psychol 40:471-99. 2001
    ..This is partly attributable to a combination of poor measurement and the need for expansion of the normative component. The discussion focuses on ways in which current TPB research can be taken forward in the light of the present review...
  23. ncbi request reprint The role of clinical and social cognitive variables in parasuicide
    Rory C O'Connor
    Suicidal Behaviour Research Group, Department of Psychology, University of Stirling, UK
    Br J Clin Psychol 45:465-81. 2006
    ..Three months later, participants were asked to complete a measure of suicidal thinking and behaviour...
  24. ncbi request reprint The roles of behavioral and implementation intentions in changing physical activity in young children with low socioeconomic status
    Christopher J Armitage
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom
    J Sport Exerc Psychol 32:359-76. 2010
    ..The findings suggest that physical activity can be increased in children aged 6-10 years with low socioeconomic status and that implementation intentions might enhance the effectiveness of children's physical activity programs...
  25. ncbi request reprint Predicting behaviour from perceived behavioural control: tests of the accuracy assumption of the theory of planned behaviour
    Paschal Sheeran
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Br J Soc Psychol 42:393-410. 2003
    ..Accuracy was operationalized as the difference between PBC and PMAC scores. Consistent with theoretical expectations, several analyses indicated that greater accuracy of PBC was associated with improved prediction of behaviour by PBC...
  26. doi request reprint Health researchers' attitudes towards public involvement in health research
    Jill Thompson
    School of Health and Related Research, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Health Expect 12:209-20. 2009
    ..To investigate health researchers' attitudes to involving the public in research...
  27. ncbi request reprint The theory of planned behavior and binge drinking: assessing the impact of binge drinker prototypes
    Paul Norman
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TP, UK
    Addict Behav 32:1753-68. 2007
    ..The implications of the findings for interventions to encourage more appropriate drinking behavior are outlined...
  28. doi request reprint A volitional help sheet to encourage smoking cessation: a randomized exploratory trial
    Christopher J Armitage
    Centre for Research in Social Attitudes, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, United Kingdom c j armitage ac uk
    Health Psychol 27:557-66. 2008
    ....
  29. doi request reprint Post-treatment outcomes of buprenorphine detoxification in community settings: a systematic review
    Michelle J Horspool
    Sheffield Substance Misuse Service, Fitzwilliam Centre, Sheffield, UK
    Eur Addict Res 14:179-85. 2008
    ..Further studies are required to more substantially examine abstinence outcomes, as well as characteristics which predict success...
  30. pmc Verbal abuse in the National Health Service: impressions of the prevalence, perceived reasons for and relationships with staff psychological well-being
    Christine A Sprigg
    Institute of Work Psychology IWP, Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, South Yorkshire S10 2TN, UK
    Emerg Med J 24:281-2. 2007
    ..To investigate the prevalence, perceived causes and relationship to psychological well-being of verbal abuse in a National Health Service (NHS) ambulance service control room (ASCR)...
  31. doi request reprint Promoting drivers' compliance with speed limits: testing an intervention based on the theory of planned behaviour
    Mark A Elliott
    Department of Psychology, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK
    Br J Psychol 100:111-32. 2009
    ..Implications for promoting road safety are discussed...
  32. doi request reprint Comparing implementation intention interventions in relation to young adults' intake of fruit and vegetables
    Janine Chapman
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, S10 2TP, UK
    Psychol Health 24:317-32. 2009
    ..Evidence is also presented to suggest that reported increases in intake are not related to demand characteristics...
  33. ncbi request reprint Using the theory of planned behaviour to predict observed driving behaviour
    Mark A Elliott
    Department of Psychology, University of Strathclyde, 40 George Street, Glasgow G1 1QE, UK
    Br J Soc Psychol 46:69-90. 2007
    ..The discussion focuses on the TPB's relationships with observed and self-reported behaviour, and the implications for designing interventions...
  34. doi request reprint Evidence that boosters augment the long-term impact of implementation intentions on fruit and vegetable intake
    Janine Chapman
    Department of Psychology, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK
    Psychol Health 25:365-81. 2010
    ..Secondary analyses showed that reported increases in intake were not related to demand characteristics. The findings are discussed in relation to their conceptual and practical value...
  35. ncbi request reprint Augmenting the theory of planned behaviour with the prototype/willingness model: predictive validity of actor versus abstainer prototypes for adolescents' health-protective and health-risk intentions
    Amanda Rivis
    School of Education, Health and Sciences, University of Derby, UK
    Br J Health Psychol 11:483-500. 2006
    ....
  36. ncbi request reprint Drivers' compliance with speed limits: an application of the theory of planned behavior
    Mark A Elliott
    Safety Group, TRL Limited, Crowthorne, BRK, United Kingdom
    J Appl Psychol 88:964-72. 2003
    ..Prior behavior was found to moderate the perceived control-intention and perceived control-subsequent behavior relationships. Practical implications of the findings for road safety and possible avenues for further research are discussed...
  37. ncbi request reprint Affective and cognitive control of persons and behaviours
    David Trafimow
    Department of Psychology, MSC 3452, New Mexico State University, PO Box 30001, Las Cruces, NM 88003 8001, USA
    Br J Soc Psychol 43:207-24. 2004
    ..The predictive validity of affect vs. cognition depended upon whether participants were affectively or cognitively controlled...
  38. ncbi request reprint Effects of implementation intentions on the self-reported frequency of drivers' compliance with speed limits
    Mark A Elliott
    Transport Research Laboratory, Berkshire, England
    J Exp Psychol Appl 12:108-17. 2006
    ..Implications of the findings are discussed in relation to enhancing road safety interventions...
  39. ncbi request reprint Attitudes and intentions of homeless people towards service provision in South Wales
    Julie Christian
    School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK
    Br J Soc Psychol 41:219-31. 2002
    ....
  40. ncbi request reprint Evidence that theory of planned behaviour variables mediate the effects of socio-demographic variables on homeless people's participation in service programmes
    Julie Christian
    School of Psychology, University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, Birmingham, UK
    J Health Psychol 12:805-17. 2007
    ..The discussion focuses on the role of attitudinal and normative components in actual behaviour, and on the potential role of social normative processes and stigmatization in homeless people's uptake of services...