Perspective-Taking and Self-Persuasion: Why “Putting Yourself in Their Shoes” Reduces Openness to Attitude Change

Three studies (N = 2,734) show that perspective-taking backfires in the context of self-persuasion. When people take the perspective of others with opposing views, opposing morals and values are brought to mind, which reduces receptiveness and openness to attitude change. Remedies and implications for consumer behavior are discussed.



Citation:

Rhia Catapano, Zakary Tormala, and Derek Rucker (2019) ,"Perspective-Taking and Self-Persuasion: Why “Putting Yourself in Their Shoes” Reduces Openness to Attitude Change", 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.

Authors

Rhia Catapano, Stanford University, USA
Zakary Tormala, Stanford University, USA
Derek Rucker, Northwestern University, USA



Volume

NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 47 | 2019



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