A City Guide To Baoshan for Behavioural or intentional intended action towards the attitude-object; e.g. I am not going to smoke. Early attitudinal theorists considered the three components to be generally consistent with each other and likely to predict behaviour; however, the empirical evidence to support a direct association between attitudes and behaviour has proved difficult to find. This is in part because an individual may hold several different, sometimes conflicting, attitudes towards a particular attitude-object, depending on social context and many other factors. I may, for example, enjoy the taste of a cream cake but be worried about the negative health implications of high fat/high calorie intake. Such contradictory thoughts can produce what is known as dissonance’, which many people will attempt to resolve by bringing their thoughts into line with one another. A City Guide To Baoshan 2016.