Attitudes, Personality, and Behavior

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McGraw-Hill Education (UK), Nov 1, 2005 - Education - 192 pages
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This thoroughly revised and updated edition describes why and how beliefs, attitudes and personality traits influence human behaviour. Building on the strengths of the previous edition, it covers recent developments in existing theories and details new theoretical approaches to the attitude-behaviour relationships.
 

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Contents

Chapter 01 ATTITUDES AND PERSONALITY TRAITS
1
Chapter 02 CONSISTENCY IN HUMAN AFFAIRS
24
Chapter 03 FROM DISPOSITIONS TO ACTIONS
41
Chapter 04 THE PRINCIPLE OF COMPATIBILITY
71
Chapter 05 FROM INTENTIONS TO ACTIONS
99
Chapter 06 EXPLAINING INTENTIONS AND BEHAVIOR
117
Chapter 07 CONCLUSION
142
References
147
Author Index
168
Subject Index
174
Back cover
179
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Icek Ajzen is the Head of the Division of Personality and Social Psychology at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. He received his Ph.D. in Social Psychology from the University of Illinois – Urbana-Champaign, has published numerous books and articles dealing with the attitude-behavior relation, and has been identified as a Highly Cited Researcher in the ISI Web of Knowledge. 
Dolores Albarracin, Ph.D. is the  R. David Thomas Endowed Legislative Professor of Psychology at the University of Florida. She received Ph.D.s in Social and Clinical Psychology and has been involved in attitudes and health promotion research since 1989. She has edited the "Handbook"" of Attitudes," and received two scientist development awards from NIMH. She has written a solo-authored book and more than 50 journal articles and chapters. She is well known for both her basic and applied contributions, and regularly publishes in the prime journals in the field of psychology.   
Robert Hornik is Wilbur Schramm Professor of Communication and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School for Communication. Dr. Hornik was Scientific Director for the Evaluation of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign, and he is the Director of the University of Pennsylvania's NCI funded Center of Excellence in Cancer Communication Research.

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