Volume VI, 2007
Dr. Christopher Leone, LouAnne B. Hawkins
Effects of opportunity for thought and individual differences in intolerance of ambiguity on attitude polarization were examined. It was expected that opportunity for thought and intolerance of ambiguity would have an interactive effect on attitude polarization. This hypothesis was not supported. There was, however, an unexpected interaction between intolerance of ambiguity and the order of events in this experiment. When individuals’ self-awareness was heightened, individuals intolerant of ambiguity had attenuated attitudes; when individuals’ self-awareness was lessened, individuals intolerant of ambiguity had polarized attitudes. Limitations of this study (e.g., self-report measure) and future directions (e.g., priming effects) for this research were also discussed.
Fowler, Stephanie Lane, "Self Generated Attitude Change: Some Effects of Time and Intolerance of Ambiguity on Attitude Polarization" (2007). All Volumes (2001-2008). Paper 26.