What is SELECTIVE INFORMATION PROCESSING?

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Making sense of attitude-relevant details in a prejudiced fashion. Though numerous possible biases are feasible, it has customarily been presumed that whenever this kind of processing takes place, the bias will likely be toward verifying the mindset. May appear at any of the following phases of processing: exposure, consideration, encoding, assumption, and retrieval. See also: biased elaboration; biasing factor; defensive processing.

SELECTIVE INFORMATION PROCESSING: "An adaptation of the Stroop color-naming task was used to investigate selective information processing related to eating behavior in 90 undergraduate women."

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