Research suggests that ostracism could promote endorsement of partisan falsehoods. Socially excluded individuals are uniquely attentive to distinctions between in-groups and out-groups, and act in ways intended to promote group belonging, potentially including a greater willingness to accept claims made by other group members. We test this assertion with a 2 (ostracism) X 2 (anonymity) X 2 (topic) mixed factorial design using the Ostracism Online paradigm with a demographically diverse online sample of Americans (N = 413). Results suggest that when ostracized, both Democrats and Republicans are more likely to endorse party-line falsehoods about the 2016 U.S. Presidential election. These effects are contingent on several individual-level differences, including strength of ideological commitment, cognitive reflection, and faith in intuition for facts. These patterns failed to replicate with fracking, a politically charged science topic.
Garrett, R., Sude, D., & Riva, P. (2020). Toeing the Party Lie: Ostracism Promotes Endorsement of Partisan Election Falsehoods. POLITICAL COMMUNICATION, 37(2), 157-172.
|Citazione:||Garrett, R., Sude, D., & Riva, P. (2020). Toeing the Party Lie: Ostracism Promotes Endorsement of Partisan Election Falsehoods. POLITICAL COMMUNICATION, 37(2), 157-172.|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||Si|
|Titolo:||Toeing the Party Lie: Ostracism Promotes Endorsement of Partisan Election Falsehoods|
|Autori:||Garrett, R; Sude, D; Riva, P|
RIVA, PAOLO (Ultimo)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2020|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10584609.2019.1666943|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|