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The impact of grounded procedures can vary as a function of perceived thought validity, meaning, and timing

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  18 February 2021

Pablo Briñol
Facultad de Psicología, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Madrid, 28049,;
Richard E. Petty
Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH43210.;


Cleansing (separation) inductions reduce the impact of negative and positive reactions, whereas connection manipulations magnify them. We suggest that grounded procedures can produce these effects by affecting the perceived validity of thoughts. In accord with the self-validation theory, we also note the importance of considering how moderators, such as the meaning of the action and the timing of inductions, affect outcomes.

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