Attitude Inoculation: Definition, Explanation & Examples

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Which of the following is an example of a technique used to resist persuasion?

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1. When helping someone with attitude inoculation, you want to first present a(n) _____ argument, so that when the person is exposed to a(n) _____ argument, later, it will be easier to defend against.

2. Sandy and Ava are college freshmen who are against living in a sorority. However, they have both been approached by members of a sorority who are trying to convince them to join. Sandy researched the pros and cons of living in a sorority before she came to campus, and her attitude is based on her research. Ava didn't do any research, but her parents had always said that living in a sorority was a bad idea. Which girl is more likely to end up joining the sorority?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz will test your understanding of the technique of attitude inoculation. In order to pass, you'll need to know about resisting persuasion, types of arguments and famous experiments on persuasion.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Prepare to answer quiz questions on the following:

  • Recognition of persuasion-resisting techniques
  • Types of arguments that support attitude inoculation
  • An example of attitude inoculation related to joining a sorority
  • Why attitude inoculation works
  • Who conducted a 1960s experiment about changing people's minds

Skills Practiced

  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about attitude and behavior change in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as types of arguments and persuasion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about using attitude inoculation

Additional Learning

For further insight on resisting persuasion, review the associated lesson, Attitude Inoculation: Definition, Explanation & Examples. This lesson covers the topics listed below:

  • How to resist persuasion
  • Comparing attitude inoculation to medical inoculation
  • Examples of attitude inoculation, including well-known experiments
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