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Hameiri et al., 2016: Representing absurd extreme right-wing views of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to Israelis reduced support for aggressive policies

Reference:

Hameiri, B., Porat, R., Bar-Tal, D., & Halperin, E. (2016). Moderating attitudes in times of violence through paradoxical thinking intervention. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 113(43), 12105-12110.
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Summary:

Based on theory about paradoxical thinking, a multichannel media campaign in a small Israeli city promoted an absurd, extreme view of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict (e.g., “Without it we would never be moral…For morality, we probably need the conflict”). The campaign, conducted in a period of ongoing intergroup violence, included 4.4 million exposures to online banners, nearly 1 million views of 5 20-second videos, billboard posters in 20 central locations, and hundreds of themed t-shirts, balloons, and brochures distributed in the city center over 6 weeks. As compared to residents of a matched control city and their own pre-campaign reports, more hawkish residents in the treatment city surveyed independently at the end of the campaign reported less support for conflict-supporting attitudes. As compared to the matched control city, they also expressed less support for aggressive government policies, and more support for conciliatory policies.

Psychological Process:

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

Selves (My Own and Others')

Approach to Desired Meaning

What about it?

Changing self-identity

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Need

What is the Person Trying to Understand?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

What About it?

Approach to Desired Meaning

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Question Addressed

Psychological Process 3:

Need

What Desired Meaning is At Stake?

Approach to Desired Meaning

How?

Psychological Question Addressed

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Walton & Wilson, 2018