DEFENSIVE PROCESSING

Seeking out, encoding or interpreting information that supports an initial attitude. See biased elaboration- counter argument- selective information processing.

DEFENSIVE PROCESSING: "Defence processing can include avoiding information that is inconsistent with an attitude."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "DEFENSIVE PROCESSING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/defensive-processing/ (accessed September 21, 2020).
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