2. Ambivalence and Attitudes

  1. Wolfgang Stroebe Professor of Social, Organizational and Health Psychology Fellow of the British Psychological Society3 and
  2. Miles Hewstone Fellow of New College4
  1. Mark Conner1 and
  2. Paul Sparks2

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0470013478.ch2

European Review of Social Psychology, Volume 12

European Review of Social Psychology, Volume 12

How to Cite

Conner, M. and Sparks, P. (2001) Ambivalence and Attitudes, in European Review of Social Psychology, Volume 12 (eds W. Stroebe and M. Hewstone), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/0470013478.ch2

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  2. 4

    Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    School of Psychology, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, UK

  2. 2

    School of Social Sciences, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, East Sussex BN1 9SN, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 28 DEC 2001

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471486756

Online ISBN: 9780470013472



  • ambivalence and attitude;
  • elicitors of ambivalence;
  • attitude–intention and attitude-behavior relationships


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Definitions of Ambivalence

  • Measurement of Ambivalence

  • Elicitors of Ambivalence

  • Consequences of Ambivalence

  • Future Directions for Research with the Ambivalence Construct

  • Conclusions

  • References