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Attitutes,values and beliefs

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Attitutes,values and beliefs

  1. 1. ADYA JAIN M.PHIL(IST ) 2014-2015
  2. 2. CONTENT  ATTITUTE – definition  TYPES OF ATTITUTE  BROAD CLASSIFICATION OF TYPES OF ATTITUTE  CHARACTERISTICS OF ATTITUTE  SOURCE OF ATTITUTE  VALUES  BELIEFS
  3. 3. ATTITUDES  The attitude of a individual is his general background of feeling against which he views many factual events, men and things.  The background of feelings gives specific meaning to many of his perceptions and determines his opinions.  The same objective fact acquires one meaning when it is interpreted in the light of one type another type of attitude.
  4. 4. For e.g. - “ The problem is not the problem ,the problem is your attitude about the problem” -Captain Jack Sparrow  Other words commonly used to describe attitude are mental set , predisposition to form a certain opinion , emotional bias or frame of reference.  Sometimes the word ‘mood’ is also used.
  5. 5. TYPES OF ATTITUDE There are three types of attitude – 1. POSITIVE ATTITUDE – leads to heaven 2. NEGATIVE ATTITUDE – leads to hell 3. OPEN ATTITUDE – leads to empathy
  6. 6. CLASSIFICATION OF ATTITUTE 1. OPEN ATTITUTE – means you can start each day/ job/ conversation with a fresh perspective.  An opposite attitude seeks partnerships as a default position.  It is very hard to do this without a good understanding of what your partner want and why.
  7. 7. 2. NEGATIVE THOUGHTS – will hold you back , lay you down , drain your energy. TIPS TO OVERCOME NEGATIVE ATTITUDE  meditate or do yoga  Smile  Surround yourself with positive people  Help someone  Sing  Change your thoughts from negative to positive  Read positive quotes
  8. 8. 3. POSITIVE THOUGHTS  Will give you more energy  Motivate you  And gives you growth
  9. 9. CHARACTERISTICS OF ATTITUDE  ATTITUDES ARE LEANINGS IN ONE DIRECTION- i.e. either positive or negative , never neutral.  ATTITUDE SELECT FACTS – like a filter or screen  ATTITUDE BEING BASED ON FEELINGS GENERALLY SUFFER IN LOGIC  ATTITUDE DO NOT ALWAYS PREDICT BEHAVIOUR - depend on circumstances
  10. 10. SOURCE OF ATTITUTE  An individual is not born with attitudes but acquires them in three ways – 1. DIRECT EXPERIENCE WITH THE OBJECT – rewarding or punishing. 2. ASSOCIATION 3. LEARNING FROM OTHERS – parents pass their political and religious beliefs on to their children long before they learn the facts . Therefore attitude are usually caught rather than taught.
  11. 11. VALUES  There are normative views held by an individual (consciously or unconsciously) of what is good and desirable.  “universal ought's”  They serve as determinants and guidelines for individual’s behavior.  Transmitted by others through stories , myths , legends and metaphors.  Values can be of two types – instrumental values and terminal values.
  12. 12. •INSTRUMENTAL VALUES- relate to means for achieving desired ends  TERMINAL VALUES - relate to the ends to be achieved.  It is always necessary to diagnose different value types and to match each type with appropriate work environment.
  13. 13. BELIEF  It is the acceptance of a statement or a set of circumstances as true.  When we believe something than this indicate for us it is true.  A belief has factual basis (often assumed rather than proved) , it can be confirmed or disconfirmed.  Like value, belief is also an integral factor in an individual’s decision-making process.
  14. 14. CONCLUSION  ATTITUDE – basically perceptions and determines his opinions. It can be positive , negative or open but never neutral. Can be described on the basis of mental state , predisposition to form a certain opinion , emotional bias or frame of reference.  VALUES – normative views of a person of what is good and desirable. “universal ought’s” .transmitted from others . Unique value system is observed.  BELIEFS – acceptance of a statement or a set of circumstances as true. Basically believing things.
  15. 15. THANK YOU

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