I'm a hypocrite, but so is everyone else: Group support and the reduction of cognitive dissonance

Mc Kimmie, B., Terry, D. J., Hogg, M. A., Manstead, A. S. R., Spears, R. and Doosje, B. (2003) I'm a hypocrite, but so is everyone else: Group support and the reduction of cognitive dissonance. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice, 7 3: 214-224. doi:10.1037/1089-2699.7.3.214


Author Mc Kimmie, B.
Terry, D. J.
Hogg, M. A.
Manstead, A. S. R.
Spears, R.
Doosje, B.
Title I'm a hypocrite, but so is everyone else: Group support and the reduction of cognitive dissonance
Journal name Group Dynamics: Theory, Research and Practice   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1089-2699
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1037/1089-2699.7.3.214
Volume 7
Issue 3
Start page 214
End page 224
Total pages 11
Place of publication Washington
Publisher Educational Publishing Foundation
Language eng
Subject C1
Abstract The impact of social support on dissonance arousal was investigated from a social identity view of dissonance theory. This perspective is seen as augmenting current conceptualizations of dissonance theory by predicting when normative information will impact on dissonance arousal and by indicating the availability of identity-related strategies of dissonance reduction. An experiment was conducted to induce feelings of hypocrisy under conditions of behavioral support or nonsupport. Group salience was either high or low, or individual identity was emphasized. As predicted, participants with no support from the salient in-group exhibited the greatest need to reduce dissonance through attitude change and reduced levels of group identification. Results were interpreted in terms of self being central to the arousal and reduction of dissonance.
Keyword Psychology, Social
Group Identification
Group Norms
Behavior
Attribution
Situation
Q-Index Code C1

 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 46 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 46 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Wed, 15 Aug 2007, 12:23:27 EST