Table 2 Study 7: psycholinguistic variables as potential mediating mechanisms of the wise reasoning experimental (vs. active control) condition.

From: Wise reasoning, intergroup positivity, and attitude polarization across contexts

Model Indirect effects
1. WRE (vs. AC) mediator → attitude polarization 2. Political orientation × WRE (vs. AC) mediator→ attitude polarization
WRE AC
Mediators
 Past focus B = 0.70, SE = 0.51, 95% CI [−1.74, 0.29] B = 0.04, SE = 0.05, 95% CI [−0.06, 0.16] B = 0.05, SE = 0.07, 95% CI [−0.07, 0.22]
 Words > 6 letters B = −1.29, SE = 0.52, 95% CI [−2.36, −0.35] B = 0.12, SE = 0.10, 95% CI [−0.02, 0.37] B = 0.18, SE = 0.12, 95% CI [−0.02, 0.45]
 3rd-person plurals B = −0.84, SE = 0.39, 95% CI [−1.69, −0.19] B = 0.15, SE = 0.10, 95% CI [−0.01, 0.37] B = 0.33, SE = 0.16, 95% CI [0.05, 0.68]
 Tentative thinking B = −0.33, SE = 0.25, 95% CI [−0.93, 0.06] B = 0.02, SE = 0.07, 95% CI [−0.14, 0.17] B = 0.09, SE = 0.07, 95% CI [−0.03, 0.25]
  1. Significant effects in bold.
  2. WRE Wise Reasoning Experimental Condition, AC Active Control Condition.