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The Handbook of Attitudes

Volume 2: Applications

Edited by: Dolores AlbarracĂ­n , Blair T. Johnson

Print publication date:  September  2018
Online publication date:  October  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138037038
eBook ISBN: 9781315178080
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315178080
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Attitudes are evaluations of people, places, things, and ideas. They help us to navigate through a complex world. They provide guidance for decisions about which products to buy, how to travel to work, or where to go on vacation. They color our perceptions of others. Carefully crafted interventions can change attitudes and behavior. Yet attitudes, beliefs, and behavior are often formed and changed in casual social exchanges. The mere perception that other people?say, rich people? favor something may be sufficient to make another person favor it. People?s own actions also influence their attitudes, such that they adjust to be more supportive of the actions. People?s belief systems even change to align with and support their preferences, which at its extreme is a form of denial for which people lack awareness.

These two volumes of The Handbook of Attitudes provide authoritative, critical surveys of theory and research about attitudes, beliefs, persuasion, and behavior from key authors in these areas. This second volume covers applications to measurement, behavior prediction, and interventions in the areas of cancer, HIV, substance use, diet, and exercise, as well as in politics, intergroup relations, aggression, migrations, advertising, accounting, education, and the environment.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Chapter  1:  The Role of Attitudes in Cancer Download PDF
Chapter  2:  The Role of Attitudes in the Use of Tobacco, Alcohol, and Cannabis Download PDF
Chapter  3:  The Role of Attitudes in Diet, Eating, and Body Weight Download PDF
Chapter  4:  The Role of Attitudes in Physical Activity Download PDF
Chapter  5:  The Role of Attitudes in HIV Prevention, Testing, and Treatment Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Doing Harm to Some Download PDF
Chapter  7:  “Job Attitudes” Download PDF
Chapter  8:  The Role of Attitudes in Financial Audits and Directions for Future Research Download PDF
Chapter  9:  The Role of Attitudes in Advertising Download PDF
Chapter  10:  The Role of Attitudes in Violence and Aggression Download PDF
Chapter  11:  The Role of Attitudes in Environmental Issues Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Class Divisions and Political Attitudes in the 21st Century Download PDF
Chapter  13:  The Role of Attitudes in Gender Download PDF
Chapter  14:  The Role of Attitudes in Intergroup Relations Download PDF
Chapter  15:  The Role of Attitudes in Migration Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Political Attitudes Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Student Attitudes and Academic Achievement Download PDF
Chapter  18:  The Role of Attitude in Choice of Travel, Satisfaction with Travel, and Change to Sustainable Travel Download PDF
Chapter  19:  Application of Attitude Research Across Domains Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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