Brehm's Reactance Theory: Definition & Overview


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What does Brehm's Reactance Theory state?

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1. What is true about reactance theory?

2. What happens when several perceived freedoms are threatened at once?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Express your expertise of reactance theory with this worksheet and corresponding quiz. Topics for which you will be responsible include knowing what is stated in Brehm's Reactance Theory.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Highlights of this worksheet and quiz will be stressed via the following goals:

  • Understand what is true about reactance theory
  • Identify what occurs when myriad of perceived freedoms are simultaneously threatened
  • Name one statute of reactance theory
  • Identify real-world examples

Skills Practiced

The following skills will be highlighted via the worksheet and quiz:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of how people's reactions are connected to their perceptions
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about reactance theory in a different light
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding perceived freedoms and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

Review this lesson on reactance theory entitled Brehm's Reactance Theory: Definition & Overview which covers the following objectives:

  • Identify Jack Brehm
  • Define perceived freedom
  • Understand how psychological states might be manipulated
  • Recognize people's resistance to change