Extending the bases of subjective attitudinal ambivalence: interpersonal and intrapersonal antecedents of evaluative tension.

@article{Priester2001ExtendingTB,
  title={Extending the bases of subjective attitudinal ambivalence: interpersonal and intrapersonal antecedents of evaluative tension.},
  author={Joseph R. Priester and Richard E. Petty},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  year={2001},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={
          19-34
        }
}
Researchers have conceptualized ambivalence as resulting from the conflicting positive and negative thoughts and feelings that a person holds toward an attitude object (intrapersonal discrepancy). The authors investigated the hypothesis that perceived interpersonal attitudinal discrepancies can also contribute to feelings of subjective ambivalence beyond that determined by intrapersonal discrepancy. Study 1 revealed that the perception of attitudinal discrepancy with one's parents was… 
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