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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Cheryl Annen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-22T18:48:22Z
dc.date.available2014-07-22T18:48:22Z
dc.date.created2011en_US
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifieretd-05032011-164819en_US
dc.identifierumi-10212en_US
dc.identifiercat-001676048en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu:443/handle/116099117/4355
dc.descriptionTitle from dissertation title page (viewed May 5, 2011).en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes abstract.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Texas Christian University, 2011.en_US
dc.descriptionDepartment of Psychology; advisor, Charles G. Lord.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.descriptionMaio and Thomas (2007) reviewed two types of tactics for changing one's own attitudes without additional information: epistemic and teleologic. Epistemic tactics involve interpreting negative characteristics more positively whereas teleologic tactics involve directing attention away from negative characteristics. In their extensive review, Maio and Thomas (2007) described situations in which people may prefer using either epistemic or teleologic tactics. Although they did not create a psychological scale to measure these preferences, they noted the importance of measuring individual differences. A psychological scale (i.e., the E-T Scale) was developed to measure preferences for epistemic versus teleologic tactics (Experiment 1). Reliability measure analyses and discriminant validity analyses with 11 other individual difference measures were also conducted (Experiment 2). Finally, a third experiment tested the proposed scale's construct validity with participants' memory recall for negative life characteristics. These experiments' results suggested that the E-T Scale reflects differences in the cognitive processes employed during attempts to change one's one attitudes.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertation.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.subject.lcshPersuasion (Psychology)en_US
dc.subject.lcshSelf-evaluation.en_US
dc.subject.lcshEpistemics.en_US
dc.subject.lcshTeleology.en_US
dc.subject.lcshAttitude change.en_US
dc.titleThe E-T scale [electronic resource] : individual differences in preferences for epistemic versus teleologic tactics of deliberate self-persuasion /en_US
dc.title.alternativeEpistemic-teleologic scaleen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychology
etd.degree.levelDoctoral
local.academicunitDepartment of Psychology
local.subjectareaPsychology


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