Psychology | Attitudes & Attitude Changes
P620 | 3824 | R. Fazio


Prerequisites:  A background in experimental social psychology (e.g.,
an advanced undergraduate or graduate level course) is essential.
This course provides an overview of the classic and contemporary
literature on attitudes.  The topics covered include conceptions of
the attitude construct, attitude formation and change, and the
influence of attitudes on information processing, judgments, and
behavior.

Readings:  (1) Eagly & Chaiken (1993), The Psychology of Attitudes.
Orlando: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.  (2) A set of journal articles and
book chapter readings.

Requirements:  Students are required to participate in the class
discussions, as well as occasionally lead the discussion.  A research
proposal related to the issue of attitudes is required at the end of
the semester.