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Day 15 – Q 1. How does attitude influence behaviour and thought. Explain.

1. How does attitude influence behaviour and thought. Explain.  

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A predisposition or a tendency to respond positively or negatively towards a certain idea, objectperson, or situation. Attitude influences an individual’s choice of action, and responses to challenges, incentives, and rewards (together called stimuli).


Four major components of attitude are

(1) Affective: emotions or feelings.

(2) Cognitive: belief or opinions held consciously.

(3) Conative: inclination for action.

(4) Evaluative: positive or negative response to stimuli.

Attitude influences behaviour in following ways –

Positive way – attitude of respect for elders is reflected whenever a person sees elder person.

Eg. Young boys/girls help elders in crossing road

Hard working nature and overcoming failure attitude is reflected in the behaviour of a person in critical situation

Eg. It was Gandhi ‘s positive attitude that did not deter him even after repeated failures, finally winning independence to the country.

Negative way – Aggressive attitude is reflected in the behaviour of person.

Eg. Sports person not playing with sportsmen spirit

Attitude of selfishness is reflected by the behaviour of person standing in the queue of atm/metro.

Attitude influences thoughts in following ways –

Positive attitude – This helps in countering negative thoughts in mind and pushes a man towards positivity.

Eg. Because of his positive attitude, Nelson Mandela could win freedom for blacks in south Africa even after remaining in a jail for several years.

Negative attitude – It pushes a man towards failure, depression and anxiety which makes person mentally as well as physically sick.

Eg. The reason of declining child sex ratio is because of negative attitude of society towards female.

Conclusion – Hence attitude forms a vital component of an individual’s personality by manifesting itself in form of thought, behaviour and emotion. There is a need of better socialization and education of people in order to inculcate positive aspects of attitude and wipe out negatives.

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