Experiments Inter-Connecting the Structure of Social Representations, Cognitive Dissonance, Commitment and Persuasion: Past, Present and Future
This article deals with the research in line with the inter-connection between the Central Core
Theory, the cognitive dissonance theory, the paradigms in the field of persuasion, the
commitment and the binding communication theoretical propositions. It proposes to review and
report on a research agenda which falls within the framework of this work of inter-connection. In
doing so, it wants to propose a selection around the question of the relations between social
representations and sociocognitive processes. Finally, it aims to show the relevance of Jean-
Claude Abric’s theoretical propositions and highlight their current vivacity.