ISBN 9780071074261,Attitudes, Personality And Behaviour

Attitudes, Personality And Behaviour



Tata McGraw - Hill Education

Publication Year 2010

ISBN 9780071074261

ISBN-10 0071074260


Edition 2nd
Number of Pages 212 Pages
Language (English)


Why do people say one thing and do another? Why do people behave inconsistently from one situation to another? How do people translate their beliefs and feelings into actions? This thoroughly revised and updated edition describes why and how beliefs, attitudes and personality traits influence human behaviour. Building on the strengths of the previous edition, it covers recent developments in existing theories and details new theoretical approaches to the attitude-behaviour relationships. These novel developments provide insight into the predictability and unpredictability of human behaviour. The book examines: Recent innovations in the assessment of attitudes and personality The implications for prediction of behaviour of these innovations Differences between spontaneous and reasoned processes The most recent research on the relations between intentions and behaviour While the book is written primarily for students and researchers in social, personality, and organizational psychology, it also has wide-reaching appeal to students, researchers and professionals in the fields of health and social welfare, marketing and consumer behaviour. TABLE OF CONTENTS Chapter 1: Attitudes and Personality Traits Chapter 2: Consistency in Human Affairs Chapter 3: From Dispositions to Actions Chapter 4: The Principle of Compatibility Chapter 5: From Intentions to Actions Chapter 6: Explaining Intentions and Behaviour Chapter 7: Conclusion