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Lecture 7 Commitment and Consistency-CMN

Lecture 7 Commitment and Consistency-CMN - Lecture 7...

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How to deal with inconsistency e.g., feminist values & listening to degrading hip-hop music (towards women) Hypocrite-label that we give those who are "inconsistent" CONSISTENCY It can be resolved by ???? Imbalance is not maintained over time Triads (3 elements) P--> you or a reference person O-->Another person X--> Entity or thing Balanced Triads There is a drive to ensure balance (-)*(-)*(-)= - If it is negative (imbalanced) Positive (balanced) IMBALANCED TRIADS: Jane likes coffee Bob likes Jane Bob hates coffee Identify POX P =BOB (we know how they feel about o and x) O = Jane X = coffee Heider(first to acknowledge role of consistency) Example: ATTITUDES are not independent of each other Use heir.structure to influence Original attitude can make ppl revert to original attitude (hier.struc explains why this happens) ISSUE of abortion: 3 possible directions of influence Abortion-----Stem cell research HIERARCHY OF ATTITUDES (Heider) Balance Theory Value of Human Life Attitude of cap. punishment Lecture 7 Commitment and Consistency Monday, January 31, 2011 10:02 AM Cmn 152 Page 1
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original attitude (hier.struc explains why this happens) Abortion-----Stem cell research Partial birth morning after pill abortion High, Mid, low level abstract Connected vs. not connected levels of abstract Sideways influence: change attitude of stem cell research (change attitude object that is linked to goal attitude) at 2nd level of abstraction.(something that will not last over time)
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