Ego-Defensive Function of Attitudes

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Ego-Defensive Function of Attitudes

The protection of the individual self pro-vided by attitudes. The ego-defensive function protects the individual from threats by concealing the "true" self and any socially undesirable feelings and wants. It is one of the functions of attitudes proposed by the functional theory of attitudes. Source: AMA

See: Ego-Defenses Instrumental Function of Attitudes Functional Theory of Attitudes Knowledge Function of Attitudes Multi-Attribute Models of Attitudes Value-Expressive Function of Attitudes

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