Accession Number : AD0617924

Title :   EFFECTS OF PERSONALITY AND OWN STAND ON JUDGMENT AND PRODUCTION OF STATEMENTS ABOUT A CENTRAL ISSUE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : COLORADO UNIV BOULDER

Personal Author(s) : White,B. Jack ; Harvey,O. J.

Report Date : 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : Pro-Mormon Ss who varied in authoritarianism, dogmatism and concreteness-abstractness as well as position of own stand judged a series of statements according to their favorablesness-unfavorableness toward the Mormon religion and produced items of their own about the church. With effects of own stand controlled through matching of Ss within personality groupings, differences in concreteness-abstractness, but not in authoritarianism or dogmatism, significantly affected the usage of extreme categories, number of categories used, width of gap in judgmental scale and the 'pro-ness' of the items produced. Own stand correlated -.17 with the tendency to use extreme categories, suggesting that this factor significantly influences judgmental activity only when it is highly extreme and intense and that some of the effects attributed to this variable in earlier studies could more appropriately be ascribed to variations in personality. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*PERSONALITY, ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY)), (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), PERSONALITY), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, BEHAVIOR, GROUP DYNAMICS, RELIGION, PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS, CORRELATION TECHNIQUES

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE