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**Original citation.** Blankenship, K. L., & Wegener, D. T. (2008). Opening the mind to close it: Considering a message in light of important values increases message processing and later resistance to change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 94, 196-213. **Target of replication.** I attempted to replicate the finding in Study 5A that people who focus on important values in persuasive messages are more sensitive to argument quality compared to people who focus on unimportant values. **A priori replication criteria.** A successful replication would be indicated by a significant interaction of value importance and argument quality on attitudes. **Materials, Data, and Report** Study materials can be found in the [materials component][1] of this project. Raw data can be found in [the dataset node][2]. The [full report][3] and other materials appear in the files section of this node. **Conclusions.** Replication of the key interaction result was unsuccessful. Participants were more persuaded overall by strong arguments than by weak arguments, F(1,247) = 13.01, p < .001, partial eta-sq = .05, but this main effect was not moderated by the manipulation of value importance F(1,247) = .49, p = .49, partial eta-sq = .002. Consistent with the original article, the main effect of value importance was not significant, F(1,247) = .20, p = .66, partial eta-sq = .001. [1]: http://openscienceframework.org/project/2Gx4K/node/wjXqp/files/Blankenship-Wegener_survey_materials_from_all_conditions.docx [2]: http://openscienceframework.org/project/2Gx4K/node/rL2qk/files/Blankenship-Wegener-Fulldataset.sav [3]: http://openscienceframework.org/project/2Gx4K/files/Replication_of_Blankenship_and_Wegener_2008_JPSP_Study_5A.pdf