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Attitudes and persuasion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16318599     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Study of attitudes and persuasion remains a defining characteristic of contemporary social psychology. This review outlines recent advances, with emphasis on the relevance of today's work for perennial issues. We reiterate the distinction between attitude formation and change, and show its relevance for persuasion. Single- and dual-process models are discussed, as are current views on dissonance theory. Majority and minority influence are scrutinized, with special emphasis on integrative theoretical innovations. Attitude strength is considered, and its relevance to ambivalence and resistance documented. Affect, mood, and emotion effects are reviewed, especially as they pertain to fear arousal and (un)certainty. Finally, we discuss attitude-behavior consistency, perhaps the reason for our interest in attitudes in the first place, with emphasis on self-interest and the theory of planned behavior. Our review reflects the dynamism and the reach of the area, and suggests a sure and sometimes rapid accumulation of knowledge and understanding.
Authors:
William D Crano; Radmila Prislin
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annual review of psychology     Volume:  57     ISSN:  0066-4308     ISO Abbreviation:  Annu Rev Psychol     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-12-01     Completed Date:  2006-03-21     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0372374     Medline TA:  Annu Rev Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  345-74     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Department of Psychology, Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California 91711, USA. William.crano@cgu.edu
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Affect
Attitude*
Cognition
Fear
Habits
Humans
Persuasive Communication*
Social Behavior
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01-DA015957-02/DA/NIDA NIH HHS

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