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Title: PERSONAL RELEVANCE ON THE CONTINUED INFLUENCE EFFECT FOR INFERENTIAL REASONING AND ATTITUDES
Authors: CHUA JIA YING JAMIE
Keywords: continued influence effect, misinformation, personal relevance
Issue Date: 13-Apr-2018
Citation: CHUA JIA YING JAMIE (2018-04-13). PERSONAL RELEVANCE ON THE CONTINUED INFLUENCE EFFECT FOR INFERENTIAL REASONING AND ATTITUDES. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: False information has become increasingly rampant in both breaking news and fake news, especially with the advancement in technology and digitization. This issue has several serious negative consequences including inappropriate decision-making and a misinformed society. Given also the presence of the continued influence effect, an effect well supported in past literature as the continued reliance on false information despite efforts to correct it, it makes this issue especially concerning. Though personal relevance is a large determinant of what news is published and read by people, no research has studied this factor regarding its influence on the continued influence effect yet. Furthermore, while most past research has studied this effect, few extend their measure of the effect beyond using inferences. Hence, using a 2 x 2 fully-between subjects (Personal Relevance x Misinformation) study, this paper aims to address the gap by investigating whether personal relevance of the (mis)information would influence this effect on both inferential reasoning and attitudes. Overall, the results show that the continued influence effect can persist in attitudes even with a correction effective in correcting inferential reasoning. Additionally, the findings also suggest that personal relevance of the article did not affect the continued influence effect.
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/147158
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