We are happy to share news about our paper acceptance in the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin entitled, "Defensive confidence and certainty in unchanged attitudes: The role of affect-cognition matching." This research demonstrates that when presented with an attacking message that is mismatched to the affective-cognitive orientation of the attitudes, low defensive confidence people may resist the attack but become less certain in their unchanged attitudes because they perceive themselves to be less informed. This work suggests that the extant theorizing on attitude certainty can be extended through the lens of affect-cognition matching, and enhances our understanding of consequences of facing counter-attitudinal persuasion.
A pre-print of this paper can be found here:
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