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Attitudes and Behavioral Decisions

  • Arnold Upmeyer

Part of the Springer Series in Social Psychology book series (SSSOC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Arnold Upmeyer, Bernd Six
    Pages 1-18
  3. Paul Dohmen, Jörg Doll, Hubert Feger
    Pages 19-59
  4. Dietrich Albert, K. Michael Aschenbrenner, Franz Schmalhofer
    Pages 61-99
  5. Helmut Jungermann, Regine S. May, Jürgen Hageböck, Margarete Isermann-Gerke, Hans-Rüdiger Pfister
    Pages 101-123
  6. Alwin Engemann, Margarete Radtke, Stefan Sachs
    Pages 125-148
  7. Dirk Wendt, Margit Popp, Andreas Wettengel, Monika Isis Ksiensik
    Pages 149-161
  8. Bernd Six, Barbara Krahé, Thomas Eckes
    Pages 163-182
  9. Karl Westhoff
    Pages 183-216
  10. Hans-Günter Roth, Arnold Upmeyer
    Pages 217-247
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 255-270

About this book

Introduction

This book summarizes theoretical and empirical work that was performed in a large-scale, cross-university research project on the relationship between attitudes and behavior. The entire program has been funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), an institution that operates similarly to the American National Science Foundation. In 1981 the DFGruled to release the project for a five-year period with the option to extend if th~ extension proposal would suggest a major alteration of research goals. The participants are presently in the stage of transition between the first five-year allotment and the granted extension. We feel that this is the most opportune time to summarize the development of the project for an international audience. Until now only scattered publications have existed. This book is more than just a compilation of previously published results. Rather, it is the original contributions and a substantial share of newly published empirical results that guarantee an up-to-date exposition of the entire program. The general goal of the research group is to perform basic research in attaining explanations for the relationships between attitude and behavior and to improve the predictability of current predictor models. In pursuing this goal we are not primarily interested in the immediate strategy of redefining predictor variables within the framework of the general linear statistical model. Rather, we emphasize cognitive processes and structures that predispose a person's behavior, that accompany behavior, or that change as a result of prior behavior.

Keywords

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Editors and affiliations

  • Arnold Upmeyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Institut für Psychologie der TechnischenUniversität BerlinBerlin 10Federal Republic of Germany

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