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Naive Realism: Implications for Social Conflict and Misunderstanding

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Naive Realism:
Implications for Social Conflict and
Misunderstanding
by
Lee Ross and Andrew Ward
Working Paper No. 48
May 1995
Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation
Crown Quadrangle
Stanford University
Stanford, California 94305-8610
... kus ítéletalkotás jellemzőire (Riker, 1995;Ross & Ward, 1996;Lau & Redlawsk, 2001;Evans & Curtis-Holmes, 2005;Mattes et al., 2010;Knobloch-Westerwick, Mothes & Polavin, 2017;Harkányi, 2018). ...
... A harmadik fél hatás (third person effect) értelmében az egyén azt gondolja, hogy azért fogalmaznak meg mások ellentétes véleményt az álláspontjával, mert a médiafogyasztásuk révén "agymosottakká" váltak (Davidson, 1983). A naiv realizmus (naive realism) során az egyén úgy gondolja, hogy a többi szavazóval ellentétben ő a politikai valóságot objektíven képes értelmezni és elfogulatlan ítéletet képes alkotni, mivel tájékozottabb és nagyobb tudással rendelkezik (Ross & Ward, 1996). A belief bias révén az érvek közül azokat tartja a legfontosabbnak az egyén, amelyek leginkább támogatják az általa levonni kívánt végkövetkeztetést (Evans & Curtis-Holmes, 2005 ...
... • A naiv realizmus értelmében a választók úgy gondolják, hogy ők ismerik a valódi igazságot, míg mások nem, mert irracionálisak, elfogultak és tájékozatlanok (Ross & Ward, 1996). Pl. "A narancs köd elborította agyadat! ...
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... Video tends to elicit stronger emotional responses than other types of evidence ( Sherwin et al., 2006) and leaves jurors Body-worn camera footage and hindsight bias feeling like they have in some way accessed the event itself (Mnookin and West, 2001). This "naı €ve realism" leaves the viewer feeling like they have a complete and objective picture of the event in question (Feigenson and Spiesel, 2009;Ross and Ward, 1996) with the presumed assurance of an authoritative and nonpartisan understanding of the incident (Sherwin, 2007). ...
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