Accession Number : AD0668334

Title :   STUDIES IN FORCED COMPLIANCE. XIV. COMMITMENT AND MAGNITUDE OF INDUCEMENT TO COMPLY AS DETERMINANTS OF OPINION CHANGE.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN DEPT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Helmreich,Robert ; Collins,Barry E.

Report Date : JAN 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Subjects were enticed to record a strongly counterattitudinal statement about an important issue under three levels of commitment (anonymous audio recording, identified video recording with subsequent explanation or identified video recording with no opportunity to recant). 1/2 of the subjects were paid $.50 to make the recording; the other 1/2 were paid $2.50 for the counterattitudinal task. In the two higher commitment conditions (identified video recording), subjects given low financial inducement showed significantly more attitude change than those given the large reward. In the low commitment (anonymous audio recording) condition, large amounts of money produced more attitude change. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY), SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY), STRESS(PSYCHOLOGY), BEHAVIOR, CONFORMITY, SOCIAL COMMUNICATION, MOTIVATION, REACTION(PSYCHOLOGY)

Subject Categories : Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE