Document Type

Editorial

Publication Date

8-20-1995

Abstract

This opinion column employs the Susan Smith homicide case to explore attitude-behavior correspondence. The article describes Richard LaPiere's (1934) landmark study "Attitudes vs. actions" published in the journal Social Forces and Leonard Bickman's (1972) study "Environmental attitudes and actions" published in the Journal of Social Psychology.

Comments

A version of this article was published as “Views, actions don’t always match” in the St. Cloud Times, August 20, 1995, p. 9A.

References

Bickman, Leonard (1972). Environmental attitudes and actions. The Journal of Social Psychology 87(2), 323-324.

LaPiere, Richard T. (1934). Attitudes vs. actions. Social Forces, 13(2), 230-237.

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