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Extending the Attitudinal Entropy Framework to Interpersonal Phenomena

Extending the Attitudinal Entropy Framework to Interpersonal Phenomena PSYCHOLOGICAL INQUIRY 2018, VOL. 29, NO. 4, 208–212 https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2018.1537331 Kimberly Rios and Zachary C. Roth Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio In their target article, Dalege, Borsboom, van Harreveld, and others with similar views; Visser & Mirabile, 2004). In add- van der Maas (this issue) eloquently draw upon principles of ition, people who are told that they hold a minority statistical mechanics to generate a framework of “attitudinal (uncommon) opinion among their peers subsequently report lower attitude certainty, relative to people who are told that entropy,” which synthesizes a wide range of concepts and processes from the attitudes literature (e.g., inconsistency, their opinion is in the majority (Petrocelli, Tormala, & instability, the mere thought effect). As they acknowledge, Rucker, 2007). Given that both diverse social networks and minority opinion status are associated with weaker attitudes they largely focus on the intrapersonal aspects of attitudinal and hence high attitudinal entropy, others’ views could be entropy and entropy reduction. However, we see much one attitudinal element that contributes to the macrostate. potential in expanding the Attitudinal Entropy framework to That is, if I like heavy metal but most others do not (or my encompass interpersonal phenomena. Doing so is critical http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Psychological Inquiry Taylor & Francis

Extending the Attitudinal Entropy Framework to Interpersonal Phenomena

Psychological Inquiry , Volume 29 (4): 5 – Oct 2, 2018

Extending the Attitudinal Entropy Framework to Interpersonal Phenomena

Psychological Inquiry , Volume 29 (4): 5 – Oct 2, 2018

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PSYCHOLOGICAL INQUIRY 2018, VOL. 29, NO. 4, 208–212 https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2018.1537331 Kimberly Rios and Zachary C. Roth Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio In their target article, Dalege, Borsboom, van Harreveld, and others with similar views; Visser & Mirabile, 2004). In add- van der Maas (this issue) eloquently draw upon principles of ition, people who are told that they hold a minority statistical mechanics to generate a framework of “attitudinal (uncommon) opinion among their peers subsequently report lower attitude certainty, relative to people who are told that entropy,” which synthesizes a wide range of concepts and processes from the attitudes literature (e.g., inconsistency, their opinion is in the majority (Petrocelli, Tormala, & instability, the mere thought effect). As they acknowledge, Rucker, 2007). Given that both diverse social networks and minority opinion status are associated with weaker attitudes they largely focus on the intrapersonal aspects of attitudinal and hence high attitudinal entropy, others’ views could be entropy and entropy reduction. However, we see much one attitudinal element that contributes to the macrostate. potential in expanding the Attitudinal Entropy framework to That is, if I like heavy metal but most others do not (or my encompass interpersonal phenomena. Doing so is critical

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PSYCHOLOGICAL INQUIRY 2018, VOL. 29, NO. 4, 208–212 https://doi.org/10.1080/1047840X.2018.1537331 Kimberly Rios and Zachary C. Roth Department of Psychology, Ohio University, Athens, Ohio In their target article, Dalege, Borsboom, van Harreveld, and others with similar views; Visser & Mirabile, 2004). In add- van der Maas (this issue) eloquently draw upon principles of ition, people who are told that they hold a minority statistical mechanics to generate a framework of “attitudinal (uncommon) opinion among their peers subsequently report lower attitude certainty, relative to people who are told that entropy,” which synthesizes a wide range of concepts and processes from the attitudes literature (e.g., inconsistency, their opinion is in the majority (Petrocelli, Tormala, & instability, the mere thought effect). As they acknowledge, Rucker, 2007). Given that both diverse social networks and minority opinion status are associated with weaker attitudes they largely focus on the intrapersonal aspects of attitudinal and hence high attitudinal entropy, others’ views could be entropy and entropy reduction. However, we see much one attitudinal element that contributes to the macrostate. potential in expanding the Attitudinal Entropy framework to That is, if I like heavy metal but most others do not (or my encompass interpersonal phenomena. Doing so is critical

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