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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Description

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 Research on Cognition

Tasks as a Means to Study Cognition

Conclusion

Linkage between Beliefs and Behavior

Incentive Effects in Attitude Change

Summary

References

Some Conceptual and Empirical Problems of Consistency Models

Origin of Consistency Models

The Consistency Postulate and General Psychology

Formal Problems of Definition and Measurement

The Motivational Problem

The Problem of the Mode of Resolution

The Problem of Synchronization

References

Author Index

Subject Index




Details

No. of pages:
326
Language:
English
Copyright:
© Academic Press 1966
Published:
Imprint:
Academic Press
eBook ISBN:
9781483272825

About the Editor

Shel Feldman