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Culture reference effects Heine et al (2002) discuss how people in different cultures often answer questions relative to a reference group in their own culture. Thus, for example, if a culture is more collectivistic in general, measured cultural differences may less when people within a culture answer test items relative to their own cultural reference ...


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Have you considered Wikipedia's Definitions of attitude page? Here are some excerpts with which I agree... An attitude can be defined as a positive or negative evaluation of people, objects, event, activities, ideas, or just about anything in your environment, but there is debate about precise definitions. Eagly and Chaiken [(1998)], for example, define ...


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Computing overall satisfaction There is discussion in the literature about whether measures of overall satisfaction should be calculated as some form of weighted composite of facet satisfaction where weights are derived from importance ratings. These debates have been applied to various types of satisfaction including life, job, and customer. In this ...


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Regarding "What's their problem?" Question, Long answer: Social Psychology recognizes the concept of construals, which are how individuals perceive, comprehend, and interpret the world around them, particularly the behavior or action of others towards themselves. Two of the basic source/motive of construal in human beings is the need to feel good about ...


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According to this study, there really is a correlation: http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/climate_desk/2014/02/internet_troll_personality_study_machiavellianism_narcissism_psychopathy.html The research, conducted by Erin Buckels of the University of Manitoba and two colleagues, sought to directly investigate whether people who engage ...


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I think the most obvious match to what you are talking about in terms of social psychology terminology is cognitive dissonance theory. This theory covers a lot of phenomena, but in relation to friendship an attitude formation, it suggests that we will tend to like what our friends like in order to achieve a state of belief consistency. From a more ...


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I don't know of direct research on these exact beliefs, but since you've asked, I'll offer some indirect theoretical support for a positive correlation hypothesis. First, I'll reframe your belief constructs in terms of known and studied phenomena. 1) Everyone has to take care of himself; it's not mandatory for people to be nice and good, it's mandatory ...



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