The effects of repeated expressions on attitude polarization during group discussions.

  title={The effects of repeated expressions on attitude polarization during group discussions.},
  author={M. Brauer and C. Judd and M. D. Gliner},
  journal={Journal of personality and social psychology},
  volume={68 6},
Classic explanations of the "group polarization phenomenon" emphasize interpersonal processes such as informational influence and social comparison (Myers & Lamm, 1976). Based on earlier research, we hypothesized that at least part of the polarization observed during group discussion might be due to repeated attitude expression. Two studies provide support for this hypothesis. In Study 1, we manipulated how often each group member talked about an issue and how often he or she heard other group… Expand

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