ATTITUDE OBJECTS. The people, subject or situation towards which an attitude is directed. What is an ATTITUDE?. ATTITUDES – A learned behavioural predisposition. (linked with personality). UNSTABLE. LEARNED. CAN BE CHANGED/ CONTROLLED. DIRECTED TOWARDS ATTITUDE OBJECTS.
The people, subject or situation towards which an attitude is directed.
ATTITUDES – A learned behavioural predisposition. (linked with personality)
& BEHAVIOURAL RESPONSE
Attitudes are mainly formed through experiences.
Socialisation: The process of mixing and relating to other people.
This is known as the information component
This concerns how a person intends to behave towards an attitude object
This is known as the emotional component
If a person hold two ideas that oppose and conflict with each other an element of discomfort arises. Emotional conflict is called DISSONANCE.
To reduce this feeling of dissonance, the impact of one of the conflicting ideas could be lessened and therefore an attitude would change.
Updating knowledge or providing a person with new information can change the cognitive component.
Providing a person with new and positive experiences can modify the affective component.
If a skill is simplified or if some form of guidance is used to make execution easier, the behavioural component of attitude can be changed.
Remember METHODS OF GUIDANCE from AS SKILL
You need to be aware of most effective way of persuading someone to change their attitude.
Would these people persuade you or would they just cause you stress?
2. The Message
Positive to initiate
3. The recipients
Easy to changed
an attitude if the
wishes to be
4. The situation
The presence of
You are a GCSE PE pupil. How could persuasive communication change your negative attitude towards cross country?
How could a physical education teacher change the negative attitude that a pupil may have towards swimming?
Elite tennis players have to devote large amounts of time to develop their skills, requiring a positive attitude and high levels of motivation.
A. Cognitive (component) – believe/think they are training and playing in the correct manner or eq.