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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781461382539
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 7/31/2012
  • Series: Springer Series in Social Psychology
  • Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 1984
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 239
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Table of Contents

I. Value, Relativity, and Polarization.- 1. Value Judgments: Toward a Relational Theory of Happiness.- Overview of the Theory.- Formal Statement of the Theory.- Applications.- Conclusion.- 2. Psychological Perspective in Attitude Research.- Some Principles of Absolute Judgment.- The Perspective Model of Attitudes.- Judgments on Congeneric Attitude Scales.- Some Abiguous Findings.- Conclusions.- 3. Accentuation Theory, Polarization, and the Judgment of Attitude Statements.- Judgment of Attitude Statements and the Effect of Judges’ Attitudes.- Anchoring and Contrast.- Interpretations of the Contrast Effect.- Assimilation and Polarization.- Accentuation Theory—Basic Principles.- Applying Accentuation Theory to the Judgment of Attitude Statements.- Connotations of Judgmental Language—A Neglected Variable.- Categorization, Congruity, and Appropriateness.- Conclusions.- 4. The Polarizing Effects of Affective Intensity.- Affect and Attitudes.- Effects of Affective Intensity.- Implications for the Study of Affect and Cognition.- II. Intergroup Attitudes.- 5. Attributing Attitudes to Members of Groups.- Balance and Functional Theories.- Some Data Analyses.- Interpretation.- Attributing Preferences to the Public.- An Attributional Theory of Experiences and Resource Allocation in.- Social Movement Organizations.- Conclusion.- 6. Stereotyping and Sampling Biases in Intergroup Perception.- Internal Mechanisms that Constrain the Perception of Social Groups.- Social Forces that Constrain the Sampling of Events for In-Group and Out-Group Members.- Overview.- 7. Language and Intergroup Attitudes.- Assessment Procedures.- Findings from Speaker Evaluation Research.- Mechanisms and Determinants.- Framework for Extending Research on Language Attitudes.- An Intergroup Model of Language Attitudes.- Conclusions.- III. Salience, Schematic Processing, and Attitude Change.- 8. Dimensional Salience, Judgment, and Attitudes.- Dimensional Salience.- Dimensional Salience, Preference, and Judgment.- Expectancy-Value Models and Salience.- Attitudes and Salience: Some Empirical Findings.- Salience and Attitude Change.- Conclusions.- 9. Attitudes and Attitude Change: Mindlessness—Mindfulness Perspective.- What Is an Attitude?.- Gestalt and Field Theoretical Influences.- A Reconceptualization of Attitude.- The Theory of Mindfulness-Mindlessness.- Implications of Mindfulness-Mindlessness Theory for the Study of.- Attitudes.- Attitude Change.- Implications for Producing Attitude Change.- Mindfulness-Mindlessness Theory and the Attribution of Attitudes to Others.- Summary.- 10. Schematic Bases of Belief Change.- Schemas Resist Change.- Features of Schemas that Can Change.- When Will Incongruent Information Receive Attention?.- Models of Schema Change.- Characteristics of Schemas that Lead to or Resist Change.- Characteristics of Data.- A Comment on the Relationship Between Schema Change and Attitude Change.- Summary and Conclusions.- Author Index.

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