Subjective experience versus content of information in the construction of attitude judgments

Wänke, M. and Bless, H. and Biller, B.. (1996) Subjective experience versus content of information in the construction of attitude judgments. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22 (11). pp. 1105-1113.

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Experienced ease of thought generation was found to affect the impact of thought valence on attitude judgments. Participants generated either three or seven arguments that were either in favor or opposed to a specific issue. After generating three arguments, which was experienced as easy, participants` rt ported attitudes reflected the implications of their arguments, but this was not the case after generating seven arguments, which was experienced as difficult. In contrast, yoked participants who had read the arguments generated by the first group and consequently had lacked the subjective experience in thought generation were influenced more strongly by having been exposed to seven arguments rather than three. The results suggest that individuals use their subjective experience that accompany thought generation for the construction of their attitudes.
Faculties and Departments:07 Faculty of Psychology > Departement Psychologie > Ehemalige Einheiten Psychologie > Sozial- und Wirtschaftspsychologie (Wänke)
UniBasel Contributors:Wänke, Michaela
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:SAGE Publications
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