Feeling Conflicted and Seeking Information – When Ambivalence Enhances and Diminishes Selective Exposure to Attitude-Consistent Information

The authors reported evidence that the effects of ambivalence on information choices depend on amount of issue knowledge, that ambivalence motivates attitude-consistent exposure when issue knowledge is relatively low because less familiar information is perceived to be effective at reducing ambivalence. Conversely, when knowledge is relatively high, more unambivalent (univalent) attitudes predicted attitude-consistent information seeking.

Sawicki, Vanessa, Wegener, Duane T., Clark, Jason K., Febrigar, Leandre R., Smith, Steven M., and Durso, Geoffrey R. A. (2013). Feeling Conflicted and Seeking Information

When Ambivalence Enhances and Diminishes Selective Exposure to Attitude-Consistent Information. Personality and Social Psychology, 39, 735-747.

About rickyWburk

Ricky W. Burk, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, is a speech-language pathologist who provides in-home therapy for adolescents and adults residing in Tennessee and Mississippi who stutter. His career includes PreK, elementary, middle, and high school practice, undergraduate & graduate faculty appointments, skilled nursing, national & international consultation, private practice, and national & international speaking presentations. He holds the American Speech-Language Hearing Association Certificate of Clinical Competence, and he is a Board Certified Specialist in Fluency Disorders. He is the ASHA Continuing Education Administrator for the National Association for Speech Fluency.
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