Show simple item record

dc.contributor.advisorLord, Charles G.
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Jennifer Christineen_US
dc.description.abstractCurrent theories of attitude change through induced compliance emphasize the importance of personal responsibility and aversive arousal. The current research attempted to explicate cognitive dissonance and self-perception theory by examining the cognitive processes that occur when attitudes change through induced compliance. The current paper failed to demonstrate consistent changes in the attitude representation. Attitude Representation Theory (ART) posits that attitude representations are composed of five elements: exemplars, characteristics, actions, emotions, and subjective norms. Experiment 1 attempted to detect change in the action component when personal responsibility was emphasized in an induced compliance model. Experiment 2 attempted to detect change in the emotion component when aversive arousal was manipulated in an induced compliance model. The reported studies were the first to test whether the underlying attitude representation associated with the attitude object changes after attitude change through induced compliance. Possible explanations for the inconsistent results, and possibilities for future research are discussed.
dc.format.extentvii, 119 leavesen_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Printen_US
dc.relation.ispartofTexas Christian University dissertationen_US
dc.subject.lcshAttitude changeen_US
dc.subject.lcshAttitude (Psychology)en_US
dc.titleEffects of attitude change on components of attitude representationsen_US
dc.typeTexten_US of Psychology
local.collegeCollege of Science and Engineering
local.academicunitDepartment of Psychology
dc.identifier.callnumberMain Stacks: AS38 .T462 (Regular Loan)
dc.identifier.callnumberSpecial Collections: AS38 .T462 (Non-Circulating) of Philosophy Christian University

Files in this item


There are no files associated with this item.

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record