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Some problems with social cognition models: A pragmatic and conceptual analysis

Ogden, J (2003) Some problems with social cognition models: A pragmatic and conceptual analysis Health Psychology, 22 (4). pp. 424-428.

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Empirical articles published between 1997 and 2001 from 4 health psychology journals that tested or applied 1 or more social cognition models (theory of reasoned action, theory of planned behavior, health belief model, and protection motivation theory; N = 47) were scrutinized for their pragmatic and conceptual basis. In terms of their pragmatic basis, these 4 models were useful for guiding research. The analysis of their conceptual basis was less positive. First, these models do not enable the generation of hypotheses because their constructs are unspecific; they therefore cannot be tested. Second, they focus on analytic truths rather than synthetic ones, and the conclusions resulting from their application are often true by definition rather than by observation. Finally, they may create and change both cognitions and behavior rather than describe them.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences > School of Psychology
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Date : 2003
Additional Information : © 2003 American Psychological Association. This article may not exactly replicate the final version published in the APA journal. It is not the copy of record.
Depositing User : Symplectic Elements
Date Deposited : 16 Jul 2014 16:14
Last Modified : 17 Jul 2014 01:33

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