The Focus Theory of Normative Conduct

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STOK, F. Marijn, Denise T.D. DE RIDDER, 2019. The Focus Theory of Normative Conduct. In: SASSENBERG, Kai, ed., Michael L.W. VLIEK, ed.. Social psychology in action : evidence-based interventions from theory to practice. Cham:Springer, pp. 95-110. ISBN 978-3-030-13787-8. Available under: doi: 10.1007/978-3-030-13788-5_7

@incollection{Stok2019Focus-53797, title={The Focus Theory of Normative Conduct}, year={2019}, doi={10.1007/978-3-030-13788-5_7}, isbn={978-3-030-13787-8}, address={Cham}, publisher={Springer}, booktitle={Social psychology in action : evidence-based interventions from theory to practice}, pages={95--110}, editor={Sassenberg, Kai and Vliek, Michael L.W.}, author={Stok, F. Marijn and de Ridder, Denise T.D.} }

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