Flexible correction processes in social judgment: implications for persuasion

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Publication Type Journal Article
School or College College of Social & Behavioral Science
Department Psychology
Creator White, Paul H.
Other Author Petty, Richard E; Wegener, Duane T.
Title Flexible correction processes in social judgment: implications for persuasion
Date 1998
Description Two experiments were conducted to examine correction for perceived bias in persuasion situations. Study 1 showed that, although a manipulation of source likability had an impact on attitudes when no instruction to remove bias was present, when people were asked to remove any bias from their judgments, the effect of the source likability manipulation disappeared. The fact that the correction instruction did not increase the impact of an argument quality manipulation on attitudes suggested that effort aimed at correction is conceptually distinct from effort aimed at processing a message in general. Study 2 showed that a correction for source likability took place under low elaboration conditions--where a manipulation of source likability had an impact when no correction instructions were provided, and under high elaboration conditions--where a manipulation of source likability had no impact when no correction instructions were provided. In the high elaboration conditions, correcting for an impact that was not actually present led a dislikable source to be more influential than a likable source.
Type Text
Publisher Guilford Press
Volume 16
Issue 1
First Page 93
Last Page 113
Subject Manipulation; Likability; Biasing
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Petty, R. E., & Wegener, D. T., & White, P. H. (1998). Flexible correction processes in social judgment: implications for persuasion. Social Cognition, 16(1), 93-113.
Rights Management (c) Guilford Press
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Date Created 2012-06-13
Date Modified 2012-06-13
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Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s65t43p2
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