A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. / Travaglino, Giovanni; Psychological Science Accelerator Self-Determination Theory Collaboration.

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 119, No. 22, 31.05.2022, p. e2111091119.

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A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. / Travaglino, Giovanni; Psychological Science Accelerator Self-Determination Theory Collaboration.

In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Vol. 119, No. 22, 31.05.2022, p. e2111091119.

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Travaglino, G & Psychological Science Accelerator Self-Determination Theory Collaboration 2022, 'A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic', Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, vol. 119, no. 22, pp. e2111091119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2111091119

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Travaglino, G., & Psychological Science Accelerator Self-Determination Theory Collaboration (2022). A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 119(22), e2111091119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2111091119

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Travaglino G, Psychological Science Accelerator Self-Determination Theory Collaboration. A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2022 May 31;119(22):e2111091119. https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.2111091119

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Travaglino, Giovanni ; Psychological Science Accelerator Self-Determination Theory Collaboration. / A global experiment on motivating social distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. In: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 2022 ; Vol. 119, No. 22. pp. e2111091119.

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