ERIC Number: EJ634602
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2001
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Modeling the Ego-Defensive Function of Attitudes.
Lapinski, Maria Knight; Boster, Franklin J.
Communication Monographs, v68 n3 p314-24 Sep 2001
Presents an alternative perspective for understanding the ego-defensive model in which a message threatening to a salient aspect of self-concept, as opposed to a non-threatening message, initiates ego-defensiveness resulting in more negative message-related thoughts, discounting message content, and source derogation. Suggests a new way of thinking about the ego-defensive function. (SG)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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