Cognitive Consistency - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9781483228280, 9781483272825

Cognitive Consistency

1st Edition

Motivational Antecedents and Behavioral Consequents

Editors: Shel Feldman
eBook ISBN: 9781483272825
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st January 1966
Page Count: 326
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Cognitive Consistency: Motivational Antecedents and Behavioral presents the behavioral implications of the motivation for consistency. This book discusses the relationship between assumptions and motivation for consistency. Organized into nine chapters, this book begins with an overview of the area of study, empirical problems, and theoretical issues. This text then examines the nature of the motivation for consistency. Other chapters consider the effects of the formal aspects of cognitions. This book discusses as well the behavioral implications of consistency-seeking and the development of theories of cognitive consistency. The final chapter deals with the extent to which the motivation for consistency is based upon cognitive or social consideration. This book is a valuable resource for readers who are interested in attitude formation and change, in particular, and those interested in social psychology and communications, in general. Psychologists, communications specialists, researchers, and theorists working in the scope of the consistency theories will also find this book useful.

Table of Contents

Contributors Preface The Current Status of Cognitive Consistency Theories Early Work on Consistency Theory Directions Taken by Consistency Theory Issues Currently Confronting Consistency Theory The Place of Consistency Theory in the Larger Psychological Scene References Motivation for Consistency Types of Cognitive Consistency The Consideration of Motivation in Consistency Theories A Methodological Problem Consequences of Making Motivational Assumptions Cognitive Control of Drive Summary References Motivational Aspects of Attitudinal Elements and Their Place in Cognitive Interaction A Selected History of "Attitude": From Molar to Atomic Molar Motivation in Atomic Attitude Theories Motivation as a Property of Attitudinal Elements Summary References The Psychology of Insufficient Justification: An Analysis of Some Conflicting Data Effects of Sufficient and Insufficient Reward Toward a Resolution of Discrepancies: The Conditions Necessary for the Emergence of Dissonance References Some Limits of Dissonance: Toward a Differentiated View of Counter-Attitudinal Performance Some Suspicions about Suspicion Counter-Attitudinal Action and Advocacy Interpreting a Replication and Its Replications Summary and Conclusions References Subjective Acceptance of Verbal Generalizations Simple Evidence Forms The First Study The Second Study The Third Study Discussion References The Relationships between Beliefs, Attitudes, and Behavior The Concept of Attitude The Relationships between Attitude and Other Phenomena Behavioral Prediction and Measures of Behavior The Relationship of Attitude and Behavior as Seen in a Multiattitude Object, Multimethod Matrix Conclusion References Task Acceptance Dilemmas: A Site for


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