Attitudes Outline

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Monday October 25, 2010 - Outline V. The Self 1. Historic Perspective on the Self 2. The Self-Concept 3. How do we know ourselves? 4. Self-esteem 5. The motive for self-justification V. Attitudes
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Attitude Defined as “ a predisposition to respond in a consistent manner toward a particular object Three elements to that definition: __________________ ” – action tendencies inherent in attitudes ___________________ ” – we can predict someone’s behavior consistently by knowing their attitudes ___________________ ” – attitudes are specific (person, thing, idea, issue)
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Tripartite view of Attitude Attitudes consist of 3 components : ______________ component – our feelings about the attitude object _____________ component – our beliefs or thoughts about the attitude object _______________ component – our behavior toward the attitude object Key assumption: All three components should be consistent to infer an attitude
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Contemporary view of attitudes Research found that these three attitude components _________ always correspond Particularly disturbing was that affective and cognitive components were _____________ with behavior This led to a re-evaluation of the attitude construct Current definition of attitude define it in terms of a single component – ____________ component
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If affectively based attitudes do not come from examining the facts, where do they come from? They can result from: 1. People’s __________, such as religious and moral beliefs, 2. __________ reaction, such as liking the taste of chocolate , 3. __________ reaction, such as admiring a painting or the lines and color of a car, 4. ___________.
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The real significance of these findings is that our food preferences are easily affected by __________________ with previously learned responses.
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The phenomenon whereby a stimulus that elicits an emotional response is repeatedly __________ with a neutral stimulus that does not until the neutral stimulus takes on the emotional properties of the first stimulus.
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This note was uploaded on 03/27/2012 for the course PSYCH 6 taught by Professor Devers during the Spring '12 term at UCSD.

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