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Modern Psychological Studies

Periodical Title

Modern Psychological Studies

Volume

15

Number

2

Page Numbers

pages 16-26

Department

Dept. of Psychology

Publisher

University of Tennessee at Chattanooga

Place of Publication

Chattanooga (Tenn.)

Date

2010

Abstract

The hypothesis that greater perceived choice would induce attitude change as a method of cognitive dissonance reduction was investigated in a between-groups design. Twenty first and second year students at an undergraduate college were randomly assigned to one of two conditions: high-choice and no-choice. Participants in the high-choice condition were predicted to evaluate the possibility of a 10% tuition increase at an undergraduate college more favorably than participants in the no-choice condition upon writing essays in favor of a possible tuition increase. A one-way analysis of variance yielded results supporting the hypothesis that greater perceived choice induces attitude change as a method of dissonance reduction. The results are congruent with previous research on this topic.

Subject

Psychology--Periodicals

Discipline

Psychology

Document Type

articles

Extent

11 leaves

Language

English

Call Number

BF1 .M63 v. 15 no. 2 2010

Rights

Under copyright.

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Psychology Commons

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