By S. Craig, M. Martinez
This publication represents a massive step in bringing jointly a number of strands of analysis approximately attitudinal ambivalence and public opinion. Essays via a unique workforce of political scientists and social psychologists supply a conceptual framework for knowing how ambivalence is presently 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 ideas, and empirical analyses will upload considerably to our wisdom in regards to the nature of ambivalence specifically, and the constitution and evolution of political attitudes often.
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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?
The egalitarianism vs. law and order pairing was chosen because the conflict between these two values is allegedly part of the decline of New Deal liberalism, with law-and-order values leading former egalitarians increasingly to reject redistributive social policies that benefit blacks, immigrants, and welfare recipients. See Rieder (1985) for a thoughtful if controversial accounting of this ambivalence in some American communities. edu). 3. Ambivalence and Accessibility The Consequences of Accessible Ambivalence Ian R.
Moreover, the choices involved had to do with specific policies and conditions. Unlike the subjective measure of ambivalence, gender effects washed away. Unlike the response timers, we did not pick up simply how readily a respondent can make a choice. We can conceive of circumstances where one could modify the subjective ambivalence or response latency measures by purging the effects of gender or of accessibility. For the present, though, the inferential approach offers too many advantages. NOTES 1.