The Seminal Contribution of Richard LaPiere’s Attitudes vs Actions (1934) Research Study
International Journal of Epidemiology
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.
Firmin, M. (2010). The seminal contribution of Richard LaPiere’s attitudes vs actions (1934) research study. International Journal of Epidemiology, 39, 18-20.