Need for Closure Moderates the Break in the Message Effect
Dariusz Doliński , Dolińska Barbara , Yoram Bar-Tal
AbstractCutting the message into smaller portions is a common practice in the media. Typically such messages consist of a headline followed by a story elaboration. In a series of studies Dolinski and Kofta (2001) have shown that such a break in the message increases the effect of the information provided in the headline over that of a story which actually contained information inconsistent with that headline. A possible explanation of this effect, based on the concept of the need for cognitive closure, is presented in the article. The experiment shows that break-in-the-message effect is found mainly for participants with high need for closure but not for those with low such need.
|Journal series||Frontiers in Psychology, ISSN 1664-1078, (A 35 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||mass-media, social influence, cognitive structuring, moral judgments|
|Publication indicators||: 2016 = 1.006; : 2016 = 2.323 (2) - 2016=2.822 (5)|
|Citation count*||3 (2021-03-05)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.