Contemporary Perspectives on the Psychology of Attitudes by G. Haddock

By G. Haddock

What's an angle? How do varied examine ways characterise 'attitude' and its purposes in social psychology?The perspective inspiration has lengthy shaped an imperative build in social psychology. during this quantity, the world over well known individuals evaluation modern advancements in study and idea to catch the present metamorphosis of this relevant idea. This ebook attracts jointly the most recent advancements within the box to supply a scholarly and obtainable evaluation of the research of attitudes, studying the consequences for its place as a paradigm of social mental figuring out. Dividing the topic into major elements, this booklet first addresses the structural and behavioural homes of attitudes, together with the affective-cognitive constitution of attitudes, the character of perspective ambivalence and intention-behaviour relatives. the second one part specializes in representational and transformational tactics, resembling meta-cognitive attitudinal techniques, the function of implicit and specific attitudinal strategies, cultural affects and perspective swap. In a 3rd, concluding part, the editors draw jointly those modern views and complicated on their influence for destiny theorising and learn into attitudes. Empirically supported all through, this assortment represents a well timed integration of the burgeoning variety of techniques to perspective examine. it will likely be of curiosity to social psychologists, sociologists, political scientists and researchers with an curiosity in attitudinal phenomena.

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This finding is consistent with the role of the object-appraisal motivation, because the need for closure is a need for “a definite answer on some topic, any answer as opposed to confusion and ambiguity” (Kruglanski, 1989, p. 14). ” Therefore, they should be formed and protected when people make decisions about attitude objects. 14 Function–structure model The object-appraisal function does not provide a complete account of the motives served by attitude formation, however. This function explains how attitudes simplify the cognitive processing of attitude objects, but it does not completely explain the intensity of people’s affective reactions to attitude objects.

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