Assumptions about Human Nature: Implications for Researchers and Practitioners / Edition 1

Assumptions about Human Nature: Implications for Researchers and Practitioners / Edition 1

by Lawrence S. Wrightsman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0803927754

ISBN-13: 9780803927759

Pub. Date: 10/23/1991

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Our suppositions about human nature colour everything from the way we bargain with a used-car dealer to our expectations about further conflict in the Middle East. Our assumptions about human nature underlie our reactions to specific events. Wrightsman designed this second edition of his book to enhance our understanding of many significant issues about human

Overview

Our suppositions about human nature colour everything from the way we bargain with a used-car dealer to our expectations about further conflict in the Middle East. Our assumptions about human nature underlie our reactions to specific events. Wrightsman designed this second edition of his book to enhance our understanding of many significant issues about human nature, including the relationship of attitudes to behaviour, the unidimensionality of attitudes and the influence of social movements on beliefs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803927759
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
10/23/1991
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
384
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

The Pervasiveness of Assumptions about Human Nature
The Historical Background of Assumptions about Human Nature
Conceptualizing Philosophies of Human Nature
Measurement of Philosophies of Human Nature
Group Differences
Relationship of Philosophies of Human Nature to Attitude, Personality, and Aptitude Variables
Relationship of Philosophies of Human Nature to Behavior
Determinants of Philosophies of Human Nature
The Zeitgeist and Philosophies of Human Nature, or Where Did All the Idealistic, Imperturbable Freshmen Go?
Philosophies of Human Nature - How Much Change is Possible?
A Time for Taking Stock

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