Douglas, K.M. and Sutton, R.M. (2008) The hidden impact of conspiracy theories: Perceived and actual impact of theories surrounding the death of Princess Diana. Journal of Social Psychology, 148 (2). pp. 210-221. ISSN 0022-4545 .
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The authors examined the perceived and actual impact of exposure to conspiracy theories surrounding the death of Diana, Princess of Wales, in 1997. One group of undergraduate students rated their agreement and their classmates' perceived agreement with several statements about Diana's death. A second group of students from the same undergraduate population read material containing popular conspiracy theories about Diana's death before rating their own and others' agreement with the same statements and perceived retrospective attitudes (i.e., what they thought their own and others' attitudes were before reading the material). Results revealed that whereas participants in the second group accurately estimated others' attitude changes, they underestimated the extent to which their own attitudes were influenced.
|Additional information:||Canterbury,uk September 2007 the annual meeting of the British Psychological Society (Social Psychology Section)|
|Uncontrolled keywords:||attitude change or persuasion; conspiracy theories; self-other bias; third-person effect|
|Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Divisions:||Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Karen Douglas|
|Date Deposited:||15 May 2009 07:57|
|Last Modified:||26 Feb 2010 10:06|
|Resource URI:||http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/18928 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)|
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