Impression Management in the Echo-Chamber: How Self-Censorship Biases Evidence-Sharing

Two preregistered experiments (N=819) find evidence of self-censorship effects in information-sharing among political allies: Consumers omit from conversation evidence they believe to be factual and relevant to important social issues (e.g., gun control, climate change) if bringing up such evidence might cast public doubt on their loyalty to valued political causes.


Ike Silver, Deborah Small, and Geoffrey Goodwin (2020) ,"Impression Management in the Echo-Chamber: How Self-Censorship Biases Evidence-Sharing", in NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48, eds. Jennifer Argo, Tina M. Lowrey, and Hope Jensen Schau, Duluth, MN : Association for Consumer Research, Pages: 863-867.


Ike Silver, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Deborah Small, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Geoffrey Goodwin, University of Pennsylvania, USA


NA - Advances in Consumer Research Volume 48 | 2020

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