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Article Title

The Concept of Attitude

Document Type

Research

Abstract

The concept of attitude in psychological and social psychological literature has a variety of interpretations and meanings. In the past few decades, the quantification of attitude measurement has been an area of experimental investigation. Measurement of any phenomenon pre-supposes a proper definition and an analysis of the concept under consideration. The present study is an approach to the clarification of the concept, preparatory to an experimental attack in the area of psychosociological measurement of attitudes. Contributions by men in the various schools of psychology are presented with emphasis placed upon the behavioristic point of view. Delimitation of the concept and its relation to other categories of psychology are considered with suggestions for experimental investigation in the field of attitude measurement.

Publication Date

1949

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science

Volume

56

Issue

1

First Page

279

Last Page

284

Copyright

© Copyright 1949 by the Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

EN

File Format

application/pdf

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