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  • ‘Nudges’ an inexpensive, effective way to increase completion of health promotion programs

    Photo of Dolores Albarracin

    Keeping your message brief and simple – on the level of a gentle reminder, as opposed to constant nagging – can produce gains when trying to increase engagement with health care programs, says new research from U. of I. professor and social psychology expert Dolores Albarracin.

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  • Editor’s notes: To contact Dolores Albarracin, call 217-244-7019; email

     The paper “A Meta-Intervention to Increase Completion of an HIV-Prevention Intervention: Results From a Randomized Controlled Trial in the State of Florida” is available online.