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dc.contributor.advisorLord, Charles G.
dc.contributor.authorLu, Tongen_US
dc.date.accessioned2015-05-12T21:10:07Z
dc.date.available2015-05-12T21:10:07Z
dc.date.created2015en_US
dc.date.issued2015en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/8336
dc.description.abstractAlthough previous research has shown that mere thought can polarize attitudes, no previous studies have examined whether a specific type of thought, namely extrapolating from known to unknown attributes of an attitude object, can cause attitudes toward that attitude object to become more extreme or polarized. Two studies tested the predicted relationship between extrapolation and polarization, specifically testing the prediction that extrapolation can cause people who know a few moderately negative attributes of a group to adopt even more negative attitudes toward that group. Study 1 found that this polarizing effect of extrapolation is mediated by source monitoring errors. Study 2 found that the effect is also mediated by perceived valence of cognitive associations to the attitude object. The results add to understanding of how source monitoring and biased evaluation processes can contribute to self-radicalization.
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.lcshAttitude (Psychology)en_US
dc.subject.lcshAttitude change.en_US
dc.subject.lcshImpression formation (Psychology)en_US
dc.subject.lcshPolarization (Social sciences)en_US
dc.titleA little knowledge is a dangerous thing: effects of extrapolation on attitude polarizationen_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentDepartment of Psychology
etd.degree.levelDoctoral
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.departmentPsychology
local.academicunitDepartment of Psychology
dc.type.genreDissertation
local.subjectareaPsychology
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy
etd.degree.grantorTexas Christian University


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