Psychology Faculty Publications

Title

The Seminal Contribution of Richard LaPiere’s Attitudes vs Actions (1934) Research Study

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-2010

Journal Title

International Journal of Epidemiology

Volume

39

Issue

1

First Page

18-

Last Page

20

Abstract

The work of LaPiere has become a truly seminal research study for a variety of reasons. These include the following: (i) it began a chain of research events and the influence has continued to contemporary social psychology; (ii) the fundamental questions that LaPiere pioneered remain today; (iii) the study has shown itself to be relatively robust; (iv) the study is unreplicable today; and (v) measuring real-life incidents provided apt external validity to the study and opened social psychology to the world of field studies.

Keywords

LaPiere

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