THE RESOLUTION OF COGNITIVE CONFLICT UNDER UNCERTAINTY, A CRITIQUE,
RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF
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An article appearing in the May 1961 issue of Human Relations, by Zajonc and Burnstein is reviewed. Two experiments on the resolution of cognitive conflict under uncertainty are discussed. Both experiments concern the resolution of conflicts, of discrepancies, between prior information or knowledge and new information in the form of messages. In both experiments the degree of certainty of the prior information is varied, i.e., is the independent variable.