Accession Number : AD0650310

Title :   ATTITUDINAL EFFECTS OF STRESS AND JUSTIFICATION A REPLICATION AND EXTENSION,

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Helmreich,Robert L.

Report Date : APR 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 24

Abstract : The effects of stress, justification and timing of justification on liking for a dull task were investigated in a 2 X 2 X 2 factorial design. The results under low fear replicated an earlier study by Freedman: when justification was given before performing the task, the lower the justification, the greater the liking for the task; but when justification was given after completing the labor, the less the justification, the less the enjoyment of the task. Under high fear, no significant effects for either justification or timing of justification were found. However, high fear Ss found the task significantly more enjoyable than those under low fear, supporting a view that dissonance aroused by commitment to an unpleasant, forthcoming experience was reduced by positively evaluating the experimental task. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), *STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY)), PERFORMANCE(HUMAN), PERSONALITY, FEAR, ADJUSTMENT(PSYCHOLOGY), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY, ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE, EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE