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dc.contributor.authorErisen, E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorErisen, C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-08T09:43:28Z
dc.date.available2016-02-08T09:43:28Z
dc.date.issued2012en_US
dc.identifier.issn0162-895X
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11693/21233
dc.description.abstractIn this article we investigate the effect of social networks on the quality of political thinking. First, the article introduces new social network concepts into the literature and develops the corresponding measures. Second, the article explores the quality of political thinking as a concept and develops its measures based on the volume and the causality of thoughts, and their integrative complexity. We make use of a survey to collect information on social networks and the experimental manipulation controls for the effect of policy frames. Our findings consistently show the significant negative impact of cohesive social networks on the quality of policy-relevant thinking. We conclude that close-knit social networks could create "social bubbles" that would limit how one communicates with others and reasons about politics. © 2012 International Society of Political Psychology.en_US
dc.language.isoEnglishen_US
dc.source.titlePolitical Psychologyen_US
dc.relation.isversionofhttps://doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9221.2012.00906.xen_US
dc.subjectPolitical discussionen_US
dc.subjectPolitical thinkingen_US
dc.subjectSocial networksen_US
dc.titleThe effect of social networks on the quality of political thinkingen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.departmentDepartment of Political Science and Public Administrationen_US
dc.citation.spage839en_US
dc.citation.epage865en_US
dc.citation.volumeNumber33en_US
dc.citation.issueNumber6en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1467-9221.2012.00906.xen_US
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing, Inc.en_US


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