Key Defnitions for Attitudes

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Key Defnitions for Attitudes



Attitude - a complex mix of feelings, beliefs and values that predisposes somebody to behave towards something or someone in a consistent way.


Attitude object - a person, event or behaviour towards which a person has an attitude.


Prejudice - a performer opinion or judgement of someone, based on irrational, incomplete or inaccurate stereotypical views.


Social norm - a rule that is socially enforced or a standard of behaviour; can apply to appropriate or inappropiate values, beliefs or attitudes.


Triadic model - a hypothetical teastable proposition that holds that attitudes are made up of 3 components,

cognitive component - what we know and believe about the


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