Selective invalidation of ambivalent pro-marijuana attitude components.


Department of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA 91711, United States of America. Electronic address: [Email]


Attitudes of drug-abstinent youth considering marijuana initiation can be highly ambivalent. Invalidating pro-usage elements (i.e., opinions) of ambivalent marijuana attitudes, while leaving anti-marijuana elements intact, may create stronger, less ambivalent marijuana-resistant attitudes and lower usage intentions, while concurrently elucidating the role of ambivalence in persuasive prevention.


Adolescents,Ambivalence,Attitude,Marijuana,Opinion,Selective invalidation,

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