The Meta–Cognitive Model (MCM) of Attitudes: Implications for Attitude Measurement, Change, and Strength

@article{Petty2007TheMM,
  title={The Meta–Cognitive Model (MCM) of Attitudes: Implications for Attitude Measurement, Change, and Strength},
  author={Richard E. Petty and Pablo Bri{\~n}ol and Kenneth G DeMarree},
  journal={Social Cognition},
  year={2007},
  volume={25},
  pages={657-686}
}
We present a Meta–Cognitive Model (MCM) of attitudes. According to the MCM, an attitude object can be associated with both positive and negative evaluations that can be detected with modern implicit (automatic) measures of attitudes. These evaluative associations can be further associated with validity tags that are also consulted when completing deliberative attitude measures. We explain how the MCM accounts for existing findings in the attitudes literature and discuss recent studies and novel… Expand

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