Attitudes and Behavioral Decisions

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This book summarizes significant empirical and theoretical work performed as part of a large-scale, cross-university research project concerning the relationship between attitudes and behavior. The contributions are more than just a compilation of research results. Rather, they are original syntheses of fresh empirical findings and an up-to-date exposition of the entire program of current work. Attitudes and Behavioral Decisions emphasizes the cognitive processes and cognitive structures that predispose a ...

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Overview

This book summarizes significant empirical and theoretical work performed as part of a large-scale, cross-university research project concerning the relationship between attitudes and behavior. The contributions are more than just a compilation of research results. Rather, they are original syntheses of fresh empirical findings and an up-to-date exposition of the entire program of current work. Attitudes and Behavioral Decisions emphasizes the cognitive processes and cognitive structures that predispose a person's behavior, that accompany behavior, or that change as a result of prior behavior.

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Summarizes theoretical and empirical work that was performed in a large-scale, cross-university research project on the relationship between attitudes and behavior. The general goal is to attain explanations for the relationships between attitude and behavior and to improve the predictability of current predictor models. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461281306
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Springer Series in Social Psychology
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1989
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 268
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Strategies for Exploring Attitudes and Behavior.- Statistical Prediction Models.- Decision Research.- Goal-Directed Behavior.- The Process of Preparing for Action.- Affinity of Judgment and Behavior.- Latent Attitude Structures.- Heuristics and Biases.- The Experimental Approach.- 2. A Component Theory for Attitude Objects.- Definitions and Notations.- Basic Assumptions of the Component Theory.- Some Implications and Simplifying Assumptions.- Empirical Results.- Prediction of Behavior Toward Attitude Objects.- Formal Models.- 3. Cognitive Choice Processes and the Attitude-Behavior Relation.- Fishbein and Ajzen’s Contribution to the Attitude-Behavior Problem.- The Theory of Reasoned Action, A Process Model?.- Principles for Analyzing Cognitive Choice Processes.- General Method of Empirical Investigation.- Criterion-Dependent Choice Models.- Empirical Results.- Comparison with Other Models.- Alternative Based Aggregation into Holistic Evaluations or Attitudes?.- General Discussion.- 4. Changing Choices: Why and How, If At All.- Theoretical Framework.- Experiments.- A Wider Perspective.- 5. A Computer Simulation System for Individual Decision Processes.- Attitude and Behavior.- Decision Research.- Computer Simulation.- A Computer Simulation System for Individual Decision Making.- Linking REASON and HEURISCO.- Recent Developments.- Appendix A: Description of the Heuristics Used in the Study by Jungermann et al. (1985).- Appendix B: Technical Realization of HEURISCO.- 6. Egotism and Altruism in Social Dilemmata.- Union Dilemma Game.- Prisoner’s Dilemma Game.- Commons Dilemma Game.- Empirical Studies.- Conclusion.- 7. Predicting Behavior in Natural Settings: Four Field Studies.- Basic Concepts and Applied Perspectives in Attitude-Behavior Research.- Searching for Medium-Range Models of Behavior Prediction.- Putting the Models to Test.- General Discussion.- 8. Expectations and Decisions.- Theory.- Facets of Expectation.- Counter Model of Evaluated Expectations in Predicting Decisions.- Experiment: Changing Expectations.- Discussion.- 9. Behavior as an Expressive Function of Attitudes.- Prediction of Behavior.- The New Trend.- Structures of Attitude and Behavior.- Biases.- The Response Process.- Testing Aspects of the Theory.- Study 1.- Study 2.- Study 3.- Final Discussion.- Author Index.

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