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Inter-individual differences in attitude content: Cognition, affect, and attitudes

Haddock, Geoff and Maio, Greg 2018. Inter-individual differences in attitude content: Cognition, affect, and attitudes. In: Olson, James ed. Advances in Experimental Social Psychology., Elsevier, (10.1016/bs.aesp.2018.10.002)

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Abstract

In this chapter, we describe and integrate advances in the study of inter-individual differences in attitude content. Research within this area has addressed how people differ in the extent to which their attitudes are primarily guided by the favorability of their cognitive and affective responses. We begin by describing work that prompted researchers to address this topic and how these individual differences have been measured. We then highlight the implications of individual differences in cognitive and affective content in relation to attitude formation, attitude change, attitude strength, and how individuals perceive and evaluate people, groups, and other attitude objects. Taken together, these lines of research lend support to the argument that people differ in their use of cognitive and affective information as bases for attitudes. We conclude the chapter by addressing new questions that we believe will stimulate further interest in the topic.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: In Press
Schools: Psychology
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780128171677
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 23 January 2019
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2019 12:15
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/118635

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