Affect and tanning behaviors

Ashley K. Day, Elliot Coups

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Abstract

Excess exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation increases the risk of skin cancers, yet a large number of individuals continue to engage in tanning behaviors. Although the majority of research on determinants of tanning behavior has focused on social cognitive factors, a number of studies have explored the role of affective factors, including feelings of relaxation, improved mood, and endorphin release in response to UV exposure. This chapter provides an overview of research on affective determinants and responses to tanning behaviors. This includes a focus on the association between anticipated mood changes and tanning behaviors. The chapter also examines the affective properties of tanning dependence and addiction, and the role of affective factors in improving skin cancer prevention behaviors. Future directions are considered, including methodological issues and promising avenues for intervention research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAffective Determinants of Health Behavior
PublisherOxford University Press
Pages357-376
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9780190499037
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2018

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Psychology(all)

Keywords

  • Addiction
  • Affect
  • Behavior
  • Indoor
  • Mood
  • Prevention
  • Skin cancer
  • Sun protection
  • Sunbathing
  • Tanning

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Day, A. K., & Coups, E. (2018). Affect and tanning behaviors. In Affective Determinants of Health Behavior (pp. 357-376). Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oso/9780190499037.003.0016
Day, Ashley K. ; Coups, Elliot. / Affect and tanning behaviors. Affective Determinants of Health Behavior. Oxford University Press, 2018. pp. 357-376
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