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									Comparative Credibility Judgments

This exercise emphasizes this concept of comparative credibility judgments and asks you

to rank order the following people, roles, and institutions; use, 3 for the highest

credibility and 1 for the lowest.



1. talk show hosts on cultural differences

_____ Oprah Winfrey

_____ Jerry Springer

_____ Sally Jesse Raphael

2. talk show hosts on the male reluctance to express himself

_____ Montel Williams

_____ Cathy Lee Gifford

_____ Geraldo Rivera

3. Financial news periodicals

_____ Money magazine

_____ The Wall Street Journal

_____ Barron’s

4. Newscasters

_____ San Donaldson

_____ Dan Rather

_____ Connie Chung

5. United States politicians on the role of ethics in politics

_____ Bill Clinton
_____ Newt Gingrich

_____ Jesse Jackson

6. Speaker on leading a happy life

_____ professor

_____ physician

_____ lawyer

7. Reliable information on dealing with depression

_____ Medline database

_____ Mosby’s Medical Encyclopedia (print or CD ROM)

_____ your psychology professor

8. Authors of exercise books on the proper way to exercise

_____ Richard Simmons

_____ Jane Fonda

_____ Arnold Schwarzenegger

9. Sources of accurate and up-to-date information on film and television

_____ "Entertainment Tonight"

_____ The National Enquirer

_____ People Magazine

10. Scholar on the meaning of life

_____ philosopher

_____ minister/priest/rabbi

_____ scientist

								
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