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Belief discrepant behavior and the bogus pipeline.Impression management or arousal attribution.

Stults, Daniel M, Messé, Lawrence A, Kerr, Norbert L. (1984) Belief discrepant behavior and the bogus pipeline.Impression management or arousal attribution. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 20 (1). pp. 47-54. ISSN 0022-1031. (doi:10.1016/0022-1031(84)90011-8) (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Abstract

Based on recent studies impression management theorists conclude that following belief discrepant behavior, persons will feign attitude change on paper measures, but report their “true” beliefs when attached to a lie detector (the bogus pipeline). A dissonance arousal explanation of these bogus pipeline results suggests that subjects may attribute their arousal to the bogus pipeline equipment instead of to dissonance and therefore may not be motivated to change their attitudes. The present study examined these competing interpretations and yielded results which support the dissonance arousal attribution explanation. Subjects who were attached to a (bogus pipeline) lie detector exhibited attitude change if given the opportunity to get accustomed to the equipment (which made attribution of arousal to the equipment less plausible), but showed no attitude change if no habituation experience was provided.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1016/0022-1031(84)90011-8
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: M.L. Barnoux
Date Deposited: 21 Aug 2014 11:08 UTC
Last Modified: 29 May 2019 12:58 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/42540 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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