Attitude Structure and Function

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Anthony R. Pratkanis, Steven J. Breckler, Anthony G. Greenwald
Psychology Press, Mar 18, 2014 - Psychology - 472 pages
Utilizing "new wave" research including new psychological theories, new statistical techniques, and a stronger methodology, this collection unites a diversity of recent research perspectives on attitudes and the psychological functions of an attitude. The objective of the editors was to bring together the bits and pieces of validated data into one systematic and adequate set of general principles leading to the view of attitudes as predictions. As the volume reformulates old concepts, explores new angles, and seeks a relationship among various sub-areas, it also shows improvements in the sophistication of research designs and methodologies, the specifications of variables, and the precision in defining concepts.
 

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Contents

Foreword
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The Influenceof Method on Understanding Attitudes The InfluenceofTheory onAttitude Measurement
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Attitudes and Episodic Memory
Effects
Theory and Research
Conclusion
Operationalizing Functional Theories of Attitude
Future Directions in Functional Research
Lessons From Personality
Theoretical Considerations Buildingan Integrative Conceptual Framework
A Functional Perspective
The Need for Structure Construct
General Discussion
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Political Structure and Functionin Belief Systems Philip E Tetlock
TheRoleof Attitude Accessibility Russell H Fazio Conceptualizing Attitudesand Attitude Accessibility
Learning Stereotypes and Prejudice Stereotypes VersusPersonal Beliefs An IntegrativeModel Beyond Stereotypesand Personal BeliefsThe Roleof Situ...
Attitude Structureand Behavior
From the Tripartite to
Conclusions 17
Defining Attitude and Attitude
Author Index
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