Variables controlling elicitation and suppression of subvocal defence mechanism
Item Type:Journal article
Citation:D. MacCann Haslett, 'Variables controlling elicitation and suppression of subvocal defence mechanism', Economic and Social Research Institute, Economic and Social Review, Vol. 6, No. 4, 1975, 1975, pp499-509
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A persuasive, counter-attitudinal communication was individually delivered to 66 male respondents. While the baseline control group (N = 12) merely received the message, the 54 experimental subjects responded to concurrently distracting stimuli by performing visual, vocal or manual tasks. The results obtained suggest that those tasks which involve the participant in an active rather than a passive response are more likely to suppress the subvocal defensive process of counter-argumentation, as measured by a modification of Brock's (1967) procedure.
Author: MacCann Haslett, D.
Publisher:Economic and Social Research Institute
Type of material:Journal article
Series/Report no:Economic and Social Review
Vol. 6, No. 4, 1975
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