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Structural consistency and attitude strength.

Chaiken, Shelly and Pomerantz, E.M. and Giner-Sorolla, Roger (1995) Structural consistency and attitude strength. In: Petty, William and Petty, Richard E. and Krosnick, Jon A., eds. Attitude strength: Antecedents and consequences. Ohio State University series on attitudes and persuasion, 4 . Lawrence Erlbaum Associates Inc, Hillsdale, NJ England, pp. 387-412. ISBN 978-0-8058-1086-8. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:36678)

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(from the chapter) summarize research showing that attitudes relatively high in evaluative-cognitive consistency behave the way attitude theorists and researchers expect strong attitudes to behave / discuss evidence suggesting that such attitudes are strong because they are accompanied by a well-organized set of supporting cognitions that mutes the change impact of new counterattitudinal information and that also enables their possessors to actively refute such information / summarize data indicating that evaluative-cognitive consistency is not reducible to other common indicators of attitude strength (chapter) [addresses] evaluative-affective consistency / it refers to the degree of consistency that exists between people's overall evaluations of attitude objects and the evaluative meaning of the emotions, feelings, moods, and sympathetic nervous system activity they experience in relation to these objects / suggest that simultaneous consideration of evaluative-cognitive and evaluative-affective consistency provides a means of diagnosing the cognitive vs affective basis of people's attitudes, and that knowledge of an attitude's structural basis is crucial to understanding the concept of attitude strength / charts the theoretical and empirical road that led to these ideas

Item Type: Book section
Uncontrolled keywords: evaluative-cognitive & evaluative-affective consistency & attitude strength, literature review, Attitudes, Cognitions, Emotions, Cognitive Processes, Evaluation, Literature Review
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Human and Social Sciences > School of Psychology
Depositing User: Roger Giner-Sorolla
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2013 14:27 UTC
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2021 10:13 UTC
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