Slippery Slopes to Apprehension:

  title={Slippery Slopes to Apprehension:},
  author={C. Berger},
  journal={Communication Research},
  pages={28 - 3}
  • C. Berger
  • Published 2005
  • Computer Science, Psychology
  • Communication Research
  • Two experiments examined the interactive effects of rational thinking style and variations in the slopes of threatening trends on individuals’ judgments. In Experiment 1, individuals read news stories containing graphical depictions of linearly increasing rates of campus theft. Apprehension, problem seriousness, and perceived risk of theft victimization judgments were made in response to three different slopes (shallow, moderate, and steep). High rationals demonstrated less apprehension and… CONTINUE READING
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