Social Psychology 2

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  • 1
    What is an attitude?
  • 2
    What is not an attitude?
  • 3
    What are the three attitude components?
  • 4
    An example of attitude components and how they work is:
    Cognition: “Every committed relationship, whether between two people of the same or opposite sex, should be officially recognised through marriage”
    Affect: “The thought of gay couples being able to marry makes me feel happy”
    Behavioural disposition: “I will vote in favour of gay marriage if given the opportunity”
  • 5
    Why do we have attitudes?
  • 6
    Attitude characteristics are?
  • 7
    One reason why attitudes matter: they predict behavior. However, correlations between attitudes and behaviour are often weak. Tis is an example of?

  • 8
    When do attitudes predict behaviour?
  • 9
    If our behaviour is inconsistent with an attitude we feel psychological tension. If we can’t blame the situation for our behaviour, we must change our attitude to justify the behaviour. This is an example of?
  • 10
    We simply observe our own behaviour for guidance on our attitudes when they are weak or non-existent. No need to invoke subjective tension or need for consistency. e.g “I did this for only $1 so I guess I must have liked it” “I did this for the money so I guess I don’t like it”.
    This is an example of?


  • 11
    Possible applications of the TPB maybe?
  • 12
    So when Attitude-behaviour link is weak….so what else is involved?
  • 13
    This image is an example of?
    This image is an example of?

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