Verbal Ability, Argument Order, and Attitude Formation

  title={Verbal Ability, Argument Order, and Attitude Formation},
  author={Mindaugas Mozuraitis and C. Chambers and M. Daneman},
  journal={Frontiers in Psychology},
  • Mindaugas Mozuraitis, C. Chambers, M. Daneman
  • Published 2016
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Frontiers in Psychology
  • The current study explored the interaction of verbal ability and presentation order on readers’ attitude formation when presented with two-sided arguments. Participants read arguments for and against compulsory voting and genetic engineering, and attitudes were assessed before and after reading the passages. Participants’ verbal ability was measured, combining vocabulary knowledge and reading comprehension skill. Results suggested that low verbal-ability participants were more persuaded by the… CONTINUE READING

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