Accession Number : AD0431263


Title :   THE INFLUENCE OF TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION SETS UPON ACCEPTANCE OF ATTITUDE DISCREPANT INFORMATION,


Corporate Author : OHIO STATE UNIV COLUMBUS


Personal Author(s) : Feldman ,Shel ; Rosenberg,Milton J


Report Date : Jan 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 13


Abstract : A faborable attitude toward progressive education was implanted in experimental Ss by means of a role-playing technique. After being set either to transmit their judgments or to receive still further elucidation of the problem later on, Ss were given information discrepant with the implanted attitude. Their acceptance of that information was then measured. A significantly larger proportion of those with the transmission set accepted the discrepant conclusions than did those with the reception set. The reason for this result was traced to difference in the task approaches taken by transmitters and receivers respectively. The expectation that more information was still to be received allowed employment of the defensive strategy of insulating the previously established attitude from the new, discrepant information; the use of this strategy was weakened by the necessity to transmit the information at one's disposal. (Author)


Descriptors :   *ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS , EDUCATION , ERRORS , INSTRUMENTATION , SOCIAL COMMUNICATION , SOCIOMETRICS


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE