Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
7. What are the elements which influence an individual’s political attitude? What weight will you assign to economic and psychological factors? Discuss.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is about ascertaining the factors that contribute to one’s political attitude. And one has to pay special emphasis on the economic and psychological factors.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the elements which influence an individual’s political attitude with special emphasis on economic and psychological factors. And conclude with how much weight you would give to these two factors.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain what you understand by political attitudes.
Explain various factors that shape political attitude of an individual. Political attitudes are best understood based on the idea of political spectrum. Political spectrum is depiction of radical, liberal, moderate, conservative and reactionary views from left to right along a line. Discuss all factors in detail. Explain the effect of economic and psychological factors and suggest your opinion.
Conclude with a fair and balanced opinion.