Consistency in Social Behavior

Consistency in Social Behavior

Consistency in Social Behavior

Consistency in Social Behavior

Excerpt

This volume presents papers from the second Ontario Symposium on Personality and Social Psychology, held at the University of Waterloo over the 3-day period, October 19 to 21, 1979. The general theme of the second Ontario Symposium was "variability and consistency in social behavior." Participants were selected to present various perspectives on the attitude-behavior and/or the personality‐ behavior relation. We were fortunate to be able to bring together a distinguished group of personality and social psychologists who have made, and, as this volume will attest, continue to make, major theoretical and empirical contributions to the problem of consistency in social behavior. When taken together, we believe that the chapters of this volume have the effect of, once again, placing this problem on center stage of personality and social psychology. We also believe the contributors have benefited significantly both from the interchange and discussion at the conference, and from the comments that they provided one another on earlier drafts of their chapters. As editors of the volume, we would like to thank the individual authors for their editorial contributions.

The 12 chapters contained in this volume have been grouped into two major parts. Chapters one through six focus on the attitude-behavior relation. Chapters seven through eleven focus on the personality-behavior relation. Chapter twelve comments on the perspectives taken in the previous chapters and suggests new directions for future research.

The purpose of the symposium and the resultant volume was three-fold: first, we sought to report on current research programs and critically review research on the attitude-behavior relation; second, we sought to report on current research programs and critically review research on the personality-behavior relation; and third, as a consequence of the first two purposes, we sought to compare and . . .

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