Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
6.When it comes to attitude held by people in India then one often faces stereotypes, prejudices, complacent but hostile and conflict driven attitudes. Do you agree? Examine and give arguments. (250 words)
Reference: Lexicon Publications
Why the question:
The question is based on the theme of “Attitude”.
Key Demand of the question:
Explain how often attitude held by people in India is often characterized by stereotypes, prejudices, complacent but hostile and conflict driven attitudes.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Start with the definition and importance of attitude in general.
The answer body must have the following aspects covered:
Explain first what are prejudices and their impact on society.
Mention some examples where attitude of hostile and conflictual attitudes can be seen.
Discuss the reasons of such attitude. Also provide arguments against it.
Suggest measures to address such attitudes.
Conclude that attitude of people does not change overnight. It is slow going process.