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Summary: The aim of the project is to evaluate, contrast and compare
behavior prediction models based on the individual-psychological
characteristics. The application of the basic findings in different areas
of socially relevant behavior is proposed. The standardized procedures and
instruments for measurement of manifest and intentional behavior changes
are developed in order to evaluate the programs aimed at strengthening the
desirable and eliminating the undesirable behavioral patterns in various
areas of everyday life (health related behavior, AIDS, delinquency,
parental behavior, displacement, etc.).
Research goals: The aim of this project is to determine areas of
validity for the proposed models of the personal characteristics-behavior
relations. It has been done for several personal and situational variables.
The latter refers to some socially relevant attitude/behavior objects, like
AIDS, prosocial behavior, delinquency, etc. The findings enable better
understanding of the processes that relate personal characteristics to the
manifest behavior. That leads to more reliable behavior prediction on the
basis of fundamental psychological constructs. Some procedures and
measuring instruments are already developed, but their improvement as well
as the development of the new ones is still in process. The application of
these findings is expected in the sphere of extremly relevant aspects of
social behavior where strengthening of desirable as well as elimination of
undiserable behavior patterns is required. Other information about the project.