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The Origins and Consequences of democratic citizens' Policy Agendas: A Study of Popular Concern about Global Warming
This article proposes and tests a model of the causes and consequences of Americans’ judgments of the national seriousness of global warming. The model proposes that seriousness judgments about…
Exploring the Latent Structure of Strength‐related Attitude Attributes
Knowledge and Attitudes
People as intuitive prosecutors: The impact of social-control goals on attributions of responsibility
The impact of the fall 1997 debate about global warming on American public opinion
Although global warming has been the subject of some public discussion since the turn of the 20th Century, it was pushed into the national spotlight during the fall of 1997, when President Bill…
Attitudes in the social context: the impact of social network composition on individual-level attitude strength.
Mediational evidence suggests that attitudinally congruous social networks may increase attitude strength by decreasing attitudinal ambivalence and perhaps by increasing the certainty with which people hold their attitudes.
Conceptual and Methodological Issues in Testing the Circumplex Structure of Data in Personality and Social Psychology
- L. Fabrigar, P. S. Visser, M. Browne
- PsychologyPersonality and social psychology review : an…
- 1 August 1997
The conclusion is that the covariance structure modeling approach has significant advantages in that it provides a closer conceptual match to the theoretical assumptions of circumpinglex representations, supplies information more directly relevant to circumplex representations and permits more precise and flexible testing of hypotheses derived from circumpLex representations.
Reexamining the circumplex model of affect.
A covariance structure model specifically designed to assess circumplex structure is used and it is revealed that model fit was typically acceptable and that opposing affective states usually demonstrated strong negative correlations with one another.
Attitude importance and the accumulation of attitude-relevant knowledge in memory.
- Allyson Holbrook, M. Berent, J. Krosnick, P. S. Visser, D. Boninger
- PsychologyJournal of personality and social psychology
- 1 May 2005
It is tested that importance causes the accumulation of knowledge by inspiring selective exposure to and selective elaboration of relevant information, and people do not use perceptions of their knowledge volume to infer how important an attitude is to them, but importance does cause knowledge accumulation.
Development of attitude strength over the life cycle: surge and decline.
The relation of age to manifestations and antecedents of attitude strength is explored, demonstrating that susceptibility to attitude change is greater during early and late adulthood than during middle adulthood and that attitude importance, certainty, and perceived quantity of attitude-relevant knowledge are greater in middle adulthood than in early or late adulthood.