Psychology and Brain Sciences | Attitudes and Attitude Change
P620 | 25806 | Z. Tormala
This course provides an overview of issues of classic and
contemporary import in the attitudes literature. Topics covered
include conceptions/definitions of the attitude construct, processes
of attitude formation and change, the attitude-behavior relationship,
attitude strength, single versus dual process theories of attitude
change, persuasion, resistance to persuasion, and more.
Requirements: This course is geared toward graduate students in
social psychology, so at least some background in experimental social
psychology is essential. Students will read journal articles and
book chapters each week, and will be required to lead at least one
class discussion. A research proposal related to attitudes and/or
persuasion is required at the end of the semester.