Accession Number : AD0478696

Title :   A RESEARCH PROGRAM ON CONSISTENCY AND CHANGE IN SOCIAL ATTITUDES.

Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1 Oct 61-30 Sep 64,

Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV RESEARCH FOUNDATION COLUMBUS

Personal Author(s) : Rosenberg, Milton

Report Date : 28 FEB 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 11

Abstract : This report summarizes the main findings of a research program in three separate, but related, areas. A number of studies concerned inconsistency arousal and reduction in attitude change. Our study investigated the role of an evaluation apprehension artifact in the testing of certain attitude change propositions. Other studies focused upon the modification of attitudinal cognitions through verbal reinforcement techniques. A second group of studies involved the manipulative arousal and channeling of the evaluation apprehension process. These studies delineate some of the variables affecting the extent to which that process leads to systematic biasing of research data. A last group of studies investigated the correlates of certain contrasting attitude patterns toward foreign policy issues. Confirmed in a number of separate populations were criterion group differences on authoritarianism, alienation, religious involvement and other dimensions. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), STABILITY), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, GROUP DYNAMICS, THEORY, ANXIETY, VERBAL BEHAVIOR, PUBLIC OPINION, PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, MOTIVATION, TEST METHODS.

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE