History of Attitude Research (250 words)

1. Post a brief description of the two historical periods you selected from this week’s readings.

2. For each historical period describe any social issues and/or debates prevalent at the time.

3. Finally, explain how the social issues and/or debates may have influenced the focus of attitude research during each historical period.

p.s. No need to use plagiarism check with this essay.


  • Banaji, M. R., & Heiphetz, L. (2010). Attitudes. In S. T. Fiske, D. T. Gilbert, & G. Lindzey (Eds.), Handbook of social psychology (5th ed., Vol. 1, pp. 353–356). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons.
    Handbook of Social Psychology, 5th Edition by S. T. Fiske, D. T. Gilbert, & G. Lindzey (Eds.). Copyright 2010 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc. – Books. Reprinted by permission of John Wiley & Sons, Inc. – Books via the Copyright Clearance Center.

  • Bohner, G., & Dickel, N. (2011). Attitudes and attitude change. Annual Review of Psychology, 62, 391–417.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.
  • McGuire, W. J. (1986). The vicissitudes of attitudes and similar representational constructs in twentieth century psychology. European Journal of Social Psychology, 16(2), 89–103.
    Retrieved from the Walden Library databases.

Optional Resources

  • Ajzen, I. (2001). Nature and operation of attitudes. Annual Review of Psychology, 52, 27–58.
  • Breckler, S. J. (1984). Empirical validation of affect, behavior, and cognition as distinct components of attitude. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 47(6), 1191–1205.
  • Eagly, A. H., & Chaiken, S. (2007). The advantages of an inclusive definition of attitude. Social Cognition, 25(5), 582–602.

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