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ERIC Number: EJ117292
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Publication Date: 1975
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Effects of Source Prestige on Subjects' Acceptance of the Barnum Effect: Psychologist versus Astrologer
Rosen, Gerald M.
Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 43, 1, 95, Feb 75
Subjects' willingness to endorse "universally valid" statements as accurate and meaningful has been demonstrated on repeated occasions. This study investigates whether this "Barnum" effect is best attributed to the prestige of psychologists or to the nature of the statements themselves. (Author)
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