Attitude change from an implied threat to attitudinal freedom.

  title={Attitude change from an implied threat to attitudinal freedom.},
  author={John Sensenig and Jack W. Brehm},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={8 4},
  • J. Sensenig, J. Brehm
  • Published 1 April 1968
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Journal of personality and social psychology
College students were told they were to write an essay supporting 1 or the other side on each of S issues, and were led to believe they might be able to influence the decision about which side of an attiudinal issue they were to support. In all cases they were then told to support the side (either pro or con) they initially preferred, and postmeasures were then obtained before the actual writing. Those who were given the impression that their preference was taken into account in the decision… Expand

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