For the original statement of the theory, see Muzafer Sherif and Carl Hovland, Social Judgment: Assimilation and Contrast Effects in Communication and Attitude Change
, Yale University, New Haven, CT, 1961.
Nili Ben-Avi, Sharon Toker, and Daniel Heller, “‘If Stress is Good for Me, It's Probably Good for You Too’: Stress Mindset and Judgment of Others' Strain,” Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Vol. 74, 2018, pp. 98-110.
Jeffrey D. Robinson, Janice L. Raup-Krieger, Greg Burke, Valerie Weber, and Brett Oesterling, “The Relative Influence of Patients’ Pre-Visit Global Satisfaction with Medical Care and Patients’ Post-Visit Satisfaction with Physicians’ Communication,” Communication Research Reports, Vol. 25, 2008, pp. 1-9.
Matthew Barnidge, “Exposure to Political Disagreement in Social Media Versus Face-to-Face and Anonymous Online Settings,” Political Communication, Vol. 34, pp. 302-321.
Christina Mölders, Niels Van Quaquebeke, and Maria Paola Paladino, “Consequences of Politicians' Disrespectful Communication Depend on Social Judgment Dimensions and Voters' Moral Identity,” Political Psychology, Vol. 38, 2017, pp. 119-135.
Sandi W. Smith, Charles K. Atkin, Dennis Martell, Rebecca Allen, and Larry Hembroff, “A Aocial Judgment Theory Approach to Conducting Formative Research in a Social Norms Campaign,” Communication Theory, Vol. 16, 2006, pp. 141- 152.
Organizations and business
Alex Bitektine, “Toward a Theory of Social Judgments of Organizations: The Case of Legitimacy, Reputation, and Status,” Academy Of Management Review, Vol. 36, 2011, pp. 151-179.
Yuri Mishina, Emily S. Block, and Michael J. Mannor, “The Path Dependence of Organizational Reputation: How Social Judgment Influences Assessments of Capability and Character,” Strategic Management Journal, Vol. 33, 2012, pp. 459-477.
Hee Sun Park, Timothy R. Levine, Catherine Y. Kingsley Westerman, Tierney Orfgen, and Sarah Foregger, “The Effects of Argument Quality and Involvement Type on Attitude Formation and Attitude Change: A Test of Dual?Process and Social Judgment Predictions,” Human Communication Research, Vol. 33, pp. 81-102.
Shasha Teng, Kok Wei Khong, and Wei Wei Goh, “Persuasive Communication: A Study of Major Attitude-Behavior Theories in a Social Media Context,” Journal of Internet Commerce, Vol. 14, 2015, pp. 42-64.
Other applied contexts of SJT
Nancy DiTunnariello and Laura C. Farrell, “‘Your Life Sucks,’ But I Think ‘You Deserved It’: Social Approval and Disapproval of Messages on FMyLife.com,” Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 44, pp. 220-229.
Gerard T. Kyle, James D. Absher, and Alana R. Graefe, “The Moderating Role of Place Attachment on the Relationship Between Attitudes Toward Fees and Spending Preferences,” Leisure Sciences: An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 25, 2003, pp. 33-50.
Moon J. Lee and Jung Won Chun, “Reading Others’ Comments and Public Opinion Poll Results on Social Media: Social Judgment and Spiral of Empowerment,” Computers in Human Behavior, Vol. 65, 2016, pp. 479-487.
Joy N. Rumble, Lisa K. Lundy, Brittany Martin, and Sandra Anderson, “Gender and GMOs: Understanding Floridians attitudes toward GMOs through the lens of Social Judgment Theory,” Journal of Applied Communications, Vol. 101, 2017, http://newprairiepress.org/jac/vol101/iss4/1/.
Other teaching ideas for SJT
Jessica Mallard, “Engaging Students in Social Judgment Theory,” Communication Teacher, Vol. 24, 2010, pp. 197-202.
Leslie Ramos Salazar, “Changing Resistant Audience Attitudes Using Social Judgment Theory’s ‘Anchor’ Point Perspectives,” Communication Teacher, Vol. 31, 2017, pp. 90-93.