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Psychological Reactance: A Theory of Freedom and Control provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of reactance theory. This book discusses a number of special topic areas to which the reactance theory seems especially relevant. Organized into five parts encompassing 17 chapters, this book begins with an overview of the relationship between freedom and perceived freedom as conceived by reactance theory. This text then describes the clinical applications, societal problem solutions, and power relations in the real world. Other chapters consider the developmental aspects of reactance. This book discusses as well the reactance theory in a wider theoretical context by examining impression management formulations of the theory and by comparing reactance to other theoretical models whereby the notion of control plays a major role. The final chapter deals with the role of cognitive processes in association with reactance in attitude change phenomena. This book is a valuable resource for social psychologists.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Freedom, Control, and Reactance Theory
Part I The Theory
Chapter 2 Freedoms and Threats to Freedoms
Chapter 3 Determinants of the Magnitude of Reactance: Characteristics of the Freedom
Chapter 4 Determinants of the Magnitude of Reactance: Characteristics of the Threat
Chapter 5 Effects of Reactance
Part II Selected Topics
Chapter 6 Persuasion and Attitude Change
Chapter 7 Social Relationships: Social Power, Close Interpersonal Relationships, and Helping
Chapter 8 Reactance and the Decision-Making Process
Chapter 9 Individual Differences in Psychological Reactance
Chapter 10 Reactance Theory and Impression Management Formulations
Chapter 11 Developmental Aspects of Psychological Reactance
Chapter 12 Sex Differences in Psychological Reactance
Part III Applications of the Theory
Chapter 13 Clinical Applications
Chapter 14 Social Influence: Social Problems and Consumer Behavior
Chapter 15 Applications to Formal and Informal Power Relations
Part IV Control
Chapter 16 Reactance Theory and Control
Part V Conclusion
Chapter 17 Conclusions: Reprise and Future Themes
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- © Academic Press 1981
- 28th October 1981
- Academic Press
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