The advantages of an inclusive definition of attitude

@article{Eagly2007TheAO,
  title={The advantages of an inclusive definition of attitude},
  author={Alice H. Eagly and Shelly Chaiken},
  journal={Social Cognition},
  year={2007},
  volume={25},
  pages={582-602}
}
In The Psychology of Attitudes, we provided an abstract—or umbrella—definition of attitude as “a psychological tendency that is expressed by evaluating a particular entity with some degree of favor or disfavor” (Eagly & Chaiken, 1993, p. 1). This definition encompasses the key features of attitudes—namely, tendency, entity (or attitude object), and evaluation. This conception of attitude distinguishes between the inner tendency that is attitude and the evaluative responses that express… 
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