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Define attitude. What is the process through which attitudes are formed? Elucidate.

Topic:  Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.

6. Define attitude. What is the process through which attitudes are formed? Elucidate. (250 words)

Reference: Ethics by Lexicon publications.

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Key Demand of the question:

Question is based on the concept of ‘Attitude’ and the processes through which it is formed.

Directive:

Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Briefly define what you understand by attitude.

Body:

An attitude is a psychological tendency that is expressed by evaluating a particular entity with some degree of favour or disfavor. Attitude has three components: cognitive, affective and conative or behavioural. Explain these components in detail and quote examples as and when required to justify better.

Conclusion:

Conclude with importance of it.