The eighth Ontario Symposium brought together an international group of scholars who work in the area of the psychology of values. Among the categories these experts address are the conceptualizations of values, value systems, and value-attitude-behavior relations; methodological issues; the role of values in specific domains, such as prejudice, commitment, and deservingness; and the transmission of values through family, media, and culture. Each chapter in the volume illustrates both the diversity and vitality of research on the psychology of values.
Contents: Preface. S. Schwartz, Value Priorities and Behavior: Applying a Theory of Integrated Value Systems. P.E. Tetlock, R.S. Peterson, J.S. Lerner, Revising the Value Pluralism Model: Incorporating Social Content and Context Postulates. C. Seligman, A.N. Katz, The Dynamics of Value Systems. C.M. Kristiansen, A.M. Hotte, Morality and the Self: Implications for the When and How of Value-Attitude-Behavior Relations. S.L. Murray, G. Haddock, M.P. Zanna, On Creating Value-Expressive Attitudes: An Experimental Approach. L.R. Kahle, Social Values and Consumer Behavior: Research from the List of Values. M. Biernat, T.K. Vescio, S.A. Theno, C.S. Crandall, Values and Prejudice: Toward Understanding the Impact of American Values on Outgroup Attitudes. J. Lydon, Toward a Theory of Commitment. N.T. Feather, Values, Deservingness, and Attitudes Toward High Achievers: Research on Tall Poppies. M.J. Rohan, M.P. Zanna, Value Transmission in Families. S.J. Ball-Rokeach, W.E. Loges, Making Choices: Media Roles in the Construction of Value-Choices. D. Baer, J. Curtis, E. Grabb, W. Johnston, What Values Do People Prefer in Children? A Comparative Analysis of Survey Evidence From Fifteen Countries.