Opposite Partisan Perspective-Taking Leads to Polarized Assessments of Political News Truth

Across three studies (N = 3,108), we find that opposite-partisan perspective-taking makes people more likely to believe news articles (real or fake) congruent with their own partisan leaning. This is true regardless of whether or not sources are present, and results from assuming greater bias in opposite-partisan others.


Fausto Gonzalez, Minah Jung, and Clayton R Critcher (2019) ,"Opposite Partisan Perspective-Taking Leads to Polarized Assessments of Political News Truth", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 47, eds. Rajesh Bagchi, Lauren Block, and Leonard Lee, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 105-110.


Fausto Gonzalez, New York University, USA
Minah Jung, New York University, USA
Clayton R Critcher, University of California Berkeley, USA


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 47 | 2019

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