Attitudes Vocabulary

  1. a model of attitude-behaviour relations in which motivation and opportunity are necessary to make a deliberative consideration of available information
    MODE model
  2. 'if-then' plans that specify a behaviour that one will need to perform in order to achieve a goal, and the context in which the behaviour will occur
    implementation intentions
  3. an extension to the theory of reasoned action that includes the concept of perceived behavioural control
    theory of planned behaviour
  4. the notion that behavioural prediction is affected by whether people believe that they can perform the relevant behaviour
    perceived behavioural control
  5. beliefs about one's ability to carry out certain actions required to attain a specific goal (e.g. that one is capable of following a diet, or to help someone)
  6. a model in which behaviour is predicted by behavioural intentions, which are determined by attitudes and subjective norms
    theory of reasoned action
  7. the degree to which an attitude predicts behaviour
    attitude-behaviour relation
  8. measures that assess spontaneous evaluative associations with an object, without replying on a verbal report
    implicit measures of attitudes
  9. measures that directly ask respondents to think about and report an attitude
    explicit measures of attitudes
  10. an individual difference variable measuring the extent to which people vary their behaviour across social situations (low self-monitors) versus behaving consistently (high self-monitors)
  11. when attitudes help express our values
    value-expressive function
  12. when attitudes help to protect our self-esteem
    ego-defensive function
  13. when attitudes help us identify with liked others
    social adjustment theory
  14. when attitudes help us maximise rewards and minimise costs
    utilitarian function
  15. when attitudes help serve as an energy-saving device
    object appraisal function
  16. the psychological needs fulfilled by an attitude
    attitude functions
  17. a state that occurs when an individual both likes and dislikes an attitude object
    attitudinal ambivalence
  18. a perspective that perceives positive and negative elements as stores along separate dimensions
    two-dimensional perspective on attitudes
  19. a perspective that perceives positive and negative elements as stored along a single dimension
    one-dimensional perspectives on attitudes
  20. an aversive state which motivates individuals to reduce it
    cognitive dissonance
  21. the theory assumes that when inner states are ambiguous, people can infer these states by observing their own behaviour
    self-perception theory
  22. past behaviours (also present and future anticipated behaviours) associated with an attitude object
    behavioural component of attitude
  23. increase in liking for an object as a result of being repeatedly exposed to it
    mere exposure effect
  24. changes the liking for a stimulus by repeatedly pairing it with another more polarised positive or negative stimulus
    evaluative conditioning
  25. the feelings or emotions associated with an attitude object
    affective component of attitude
  26. beliefs, thoughts and attributes associated with an attitude object
    cognitive component of attitude
  27. a model of attitude that conceptualises attitudes as summary evaluations that have cognitive, affective and behavioural antecedents
    multicomponent model of attitude
  28. an overall evaluation of a stimulus object
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Attitudes Vocabulary
From An Introduction to Social Psychology 5E, Chapter 6