Wednesday, February 17, 2010


There are three components the to nature of attitudes, affective, cognitive, and behavioral. You are affected by something based on your specific attitude toward it. The reaction you have about a specific situation something such as Harley riders is an example of the affective component. Your reaction is usually based on cognitive components. These are your beliefs of ideas that relate to past emotions or experiences you have encountered. The behavior components is your actual reaction toward someone of something. If you have been affected by an experience once or multiple times then it become a cognitive attitude towards that specific thing. The final stage is when that evolves into behavior where you might act upon your reactions. There is not much you can do to avoid this because it happens most times without us knowing it. It is natural for us to evolve and create opinions of situation we have been through. Acting on those opinions can be beneficial or cause problems so it is important to stop and look at the big picture.

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