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Assumptions about Human Nature

Assumptions about Human Nature
Implications for Researchers and Practitioners

Second Edition

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Developmental Psychology

October 1991 | 384 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc
Our suppositions about human nature colour everything from the way we bargain with a used-car dealer to our expectations about further conflict in the Middle East. Our assumptions about human nature underlie our reactions to specific events. Wrightsman designed this second edition of his book to enhance our understanding of many significant issues about human nature, including the relationship of attitudes to behaviour, the unidimensionality of attitudes and the influence of social movements on beliefs.
The Pervasiveness of Assumptions about Human Nature
The Historical Background of Assumptions about Human Nature
Conceptualizing Philosophies of Human Nature
Measurement of Philosophies of Human Nature
Group Differences
Relationship of Philosophies of Human Nature to Attitude, Personality, and Aptitude Variables
Relationship of Philosophies of Human Nature to Behavior
Determinants of Philosophies of Human Nature
The Zeitgeist and Philosophies of Human Nature, or Where Did All the Idealistic, Imperturbable Freshmen Go?
Philosophies of Human Nature - How Much Change is Possible?
A Time for Taking Stock

Lawrence S. Wrightsman

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