Consistency in Cognitive Social Behaviour: An introduction by C.J. Mower White

By C.J. Mower White

Social psychology is still unbalanced so long as we examine human behaviour solely ‘from the outside’, leaving out of account people’s personal purposes for performing as they do. initially released in 1982, the results of the author’s emphasis at the cognitive measurement is a way more whole and well-rounded textbook of social psychology than had formerly been to be had. starting with an exploration of a few of the versions which were urged to provide an explanation for the entire variety of social behaviour, the publication is going directly to argue that consistency – comparison, similarity, congruity – is the primary wherein social behaviour can most sensible be defined. It is going into the cognitive tactics that ensure social attitudes, ascription of sure features to participants, and the allure we think to a few humans yet now not others. It additionally indicates how those tactics could be prolonged and laid low with team club.


Consistency is critical, the writer believes, since it permits the utmost prediction of others’ behaviour and assistance of our personal. those capabilities are tested through looking at mess ups of consistency, equivalent to happen in humour and in adverse vanity, and the writer examines those inconsistencies in a last chapter.

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