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Sinatra, Gale M., Gregory J. Trevors, Krista R. Muis, Reinhard Pekrun and Philip H. Winne. 2016. Identity and Epistemic Emotions During Knowledge Revision: A Potential Account for the Backfire Effect. Discourse Processes 53 (5,6) : 339–370.
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The ironic reinforcement of incorrect information belief after tried disproof is one potential explanation for failure of topic misconception repair. An interplay appears between self-concept and text condition on emotions wherein self-concept forecasted negative emotions (i.e., tangle, fear, irritation), particularly whilst reading a refutation text.