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By S. Craig, M. Martinez

ISBN-10: 1349529079

ISBN-13: 9781349529070

This e-book represents an immense step in bringing jointly numerous strands of study approximately attitudinal ambivalence and public opinion. Essays via a exotic workforce of political scientists and social psychologists offer a conceptual framework for knowing how ambivalence is at present understood and measured, in addition to its relevance to the mass public's ideals approximately our political associations and nationwide id. The theoretical insights, methodological techniques, and empirical analyses will upload considerably to our wisdom concerning the nature of ambivalence specifically, and the constitution and evolution of political attitudes normally.

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At the other end of the spectrum, for an abortion conducted long after the beginning of the third trimester (a time-span outside of protections from Roe v. Wade) people generally were 20 Albertson et al. able to rationalize the procedure as being undeserving of moral protection. It is only when abortion was framed as a matter of personal choice, without any external justifications, that respondents displayed the kind of intrapsychic conflict that we argue constitutes ambivalence (Alvarez and Brehm 2002: 88).

2 reports the ordered probit models for subjective ambivalence, that is, how hard it was for the respondent to answer the prior questions. The most important finding here is the highly consistent effect of gender: Men are much less likely to profess ambivalence than are women, with five of the six coefficients being negative (though one of these as well as one positive coefficient, each involving welfare reform, fall short of achieving conventional levels of statistical significance). It also is interesting to note that gender has a systematic impact on response latency, with men being quicker to respond.

4. Greenwald and Banaji (1995) refer to subjective accounts as explicit, and objective measures as implicit. 2. Ambivalence as Internal Conflict Bethany Albertson, John Brehm, and R. Michael Alvarez P olitical scientists and psychologists recognize the presence of ambivalence in our attitudes, but conceptions of ambivalence are widely varied. Is ambivalence common or rare? Is it a subjective feeling that can only be measured by asking the individual, or is it an objective property of an attitude that can be measured without the respondent’s knowledge?

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