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  • Those unsure of own ideas more resistant to views of others

    University of Illinois psychology professor Dolores Albarracin and her colleagues found that people who are unsure of their own beliefs are less likely to entertain opposing views.

    University of Illinois psychology professor Dolores Albarracin and her colleagues found that people who are unsure of their own beliefs are less likely to entertain opposing views.

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  • Editor's note: To contact Dolores Albarracin, call 217-244-7019; e-mail: dalbarra@illinois.edu.

    “Feeling Validated Versus Being Correct: A Meta-Analysis of Selective Exposure to Information” appears in Volume 135, No. 4, of Psychological Bulletin. The co-authors: Albarracin; Hart, Inge Brechan and Lisa Merrill, of the University of Florida; Alice H. Eagly, of Northwestern University; and Matthew J. Lindberg, of Ohio University. Full text of the article is available online.