International Journal of Inactivism — Mindless Link Propagation section

  • 06:39:10 pm on August 26, 2009 | 2

    From PsyBlog:

    New research reveals even if only one member of a group repeats their opinion, it is more likely to be seen by others as representative of the whole group. […]

    A study published recently in the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology [K. Weaver et al. 2007. Inferring the popularity of an opinion from its familiarity: A repetitive voice can sound like a chorus. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92(5):821–833] […] found we can tell that three different people expressing the same opinion better represents the group than one person expressing the same opinion three times – but not by much.

    In fact, if one person in a group repeats the same opinion three times, it has 90% of the effect of three different people in that group expressing the same opinion.

    The blog post illustrates this using the issue of global warming.

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Comments

  • greenfyre 17:35 on August 28, 2009 | #

    Thanks frankbi, great find

  • frankbi 16:18 on August 29, 2009 | #

    Thanks. 🙂


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