Attitudes and Attitude Change
Psychology Press – 2015 – 316 pages
This new edition of Attitudes and Attitude Change provides a comprehensive and accessible introduction to basic issues in the psychological study of attitudes. Drawing on the latest research it provides coverage of all the key issues in this area, including attitude formation and change, the functions of attitudes, attitude measurement, attitudes as temporary constructs, persuasion processes, and prediction of behaviour from attitudes. The new edition has been thoroughly revised and updated to take account of the most recent research in the field. It will be essential reading for students and researchers in social psychology.
1: What is an attitude and why is it important? PART II. Gateways to our attitudes 2: Asking for attitudes – not that simple after all 3: Beyond asking for attitudes: Indirect measures Part III. The origins of our attitudes 4: Nature or nurture? The origin of our attitudes 5: Incidental experiences 6: Situational influences on attitudes 7: Attitudes – a question of good balance Part IV. Persuasion & Resistance 8: Persuasion – Making others want what you want them to want! 9: The stubborn receivers – and how to persuade them PART V. Consequences of attitudes 10: The world is not what it used to be - Attitude influences on information processing 11: Do attitudes predict behavior? 12: Which attitudes predict behavior and when? PART VI: Epilogue