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Attitudes as Knowledge Structures

  • Arie W. Kruglanski
Part of the Perspectives in Social Psychology book series (PSPS)

Abstract

The notion of attitude has been among the most central and influential constructs in contemporary social psychology. Writing in 1935, Allport called attitude a “most distinctive and indispensable concept.” Ever since, active interest in attitudinal phenomena has been represented in the social cognitive literature, and recent literature reviews (cf. Cialdini, Petty, and Cacioppo, 1981; Cooper and Croyle, 1984) attest that attitude research today is among the most vital areas of inquiry in social psychology.

Keywords

Attitude Change Behavioral Intention Knowledge Structure Attitude Object Epistemic Authority 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Arie W. Kruglanski
    • 1
  1. 1.University of MarylandCollege ParkUSA

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