After the meeting between the two, John felt that there should be a group meeting and have a open discussion about the whole situation. John knew that Jimmy was being unfair and extremely rude. He planned to let Jimmy know how the group was feeling at the meeting. John decided to call a meeting, the members were curious as to why there had been a meeting called. They were also very frustrated with the whole situation and growing tired of Jimmy's behavior.
The psychological attitude of each employee will determined the attitude of the company. It is important to have a positive, stable, determined attitude in the workplace. This will result in deadlines, goals and objectives being met, individually and as a whole.
This case describes the different attitudes the worker and his supervisor have about their work. The reason Walt Henderson, the drafting technicians working in the Wilson Construction Company, has some disagreement with his supervisor Ken Hardy is that they have different attitudes toward their work. According to the textbook, attitude is a person’s favorable or unfavorable thoughts about different aspects, such as people, job, and religion (Robbins & Judge, 2013). In this case study, we are going to evaluate Walt’s attitude towards his work and why he has this attitude.
Personality can be defined as patterns of a person's thoughts, feelings and behaviors in various situations. In its most basic form personality is attitude, values and interests. Personality traits can also be known as behavioral differences. Understanding and appreciating the diverse personalities of others can help people to interact and know why one person might act or respond in a certain way. This appreciation of personality diversity gives respect to the quirks and differences of individuals therefore respecting these differences as strengths.
In general, attitudes are learned and not inherited or genetically endowed. They are “ learned, particularly over the course of socialization during childhood and adolescence ” (McKenzi, 2010, p.21). Many theories have been developed to explain the way the three components of attitudes are acquired and formed. Thus, attitudes can not be studied in isolation from the factors that have contributed to their formation. Most psychologists agree that these constructs are usually acquired and formed through exposure and learning
But explicit attitudes are not the only kind of attitudes there are. We also have implicit attitudes, and our implicit attitudes may also - or instead - be the source of
John doesn’t let his wife sees their baby boy:"Although for most mothers a newborn's infancy is a joyous time, for other's, like Jane, it becomes a trying emotional period that is now popularity understood to be the fairly common disorder, postpartum depression"(Suess). John has Mary to take of their baby boy because of Jane's sickness. John doesn’t want Jane to explore motherhood. Jane can't explore her own motherhood: "Although she claims she thinks it "lucky that John kept" her in the room with the "horrid wallpaper since she can"stand it so much easier than a baby"(Hume). It seems
As Jane continues to tell her story and telling us how John treats her by laughing at her when she talk about
Have you ever had a job where you absolutely dreaded going to work in the morning? What about one that made you feel eager and optimistic? If you’ve been able to experience both of these then you probably recognize that your work, effort, and overall attitude differ greatly. Webster defines attitude as ‘a mental position with regard to a fact or state or a feeling or emotion toward a fact or state.’
xxxi. He focused on the two types of psychological attitudes which were introversion and extroversion. Introversion is turning the libido inward and extroversion is turning the libido outward.
The relationship between attitudes and behaviour is one of the most popular topics in social psychology. We form attitudes from mainly our own personal experiences including influences from other people. Fishbein and Ajzen (1975) agreed with the idea about how direct experience, form our attitudes i.e. if you had a horrible time at the hospital getting a needle. Then you may develop a negative attitude to all hospitals. Alhough the definition of attitudes can not be confirmed yet, this essay uses the description in Hogg's and Vaughan's book (1995) that attitudes are “a general feeling or evaluation about persons, object or issue as well as a relatively enduring organization of beliefs, feelings and behavioural tendencies towards socially significant objects, groups, evens or symbols”. This definition indicates that there is a close relationship between attitudes and behaviour.
Back then the concept was more physical than psychological. People used the word to describe the posture of figure, while nowadays this is only a secondary meaning. Studying attitudes has been an interest for psychologists since the early 1918 when Thomas and Znaniecki first made a study on attitudes by using Polish immigrants as a subject (Thomas & Znaniecki 1918). It is considered to be the first scientific research on this broad topic and the first to propose that the study of attitudes is a central task of social psychology. The process of becoming social psychology’s most important concept continues with Chein in 1948 when he writes that defining attitude is not a definition of a word, but a definition of a whole area in psychology (Chein 1948). According to him an attitude is independent of how it is learned. On the other hand, Asch (1952) and Allport (1950) suggest that attitudes are either formed by past experiences or learned. In his ‘Handbook of Social Psychology’ Allport also suggest that this concept has both physical and mental role. He is giving as an evidence the root of the word ‘attitude’ – form the Latin ‘aptus’ it means ‘fitness’ or ‘adaptedness’, but again deriving from the same Latin root the word ‘aptitude’ means ‘mental preparation for action’ (Allport 1954). Later on Fleming would argue that Darwin took the first step to attitude measurement by using the concept to
The word “attitude” bring different meaning from different sources and perspective. According to Merriam Webster Dictionary, “attitude” is define as the way you think and feel about someone or something; a feeling or way of thinking that affects a person's behavior; a way of thinking and behaving that people regard as unfriendly, rude, etc.
Values are basic convictions about what is right and wrong. Usually values would influence the attitudes and behaviors of business person for their decisions making. Values on the part of business are Operating philosophies or principles that guide an organization's internal conduct as well as its relationship with the external world. Whereas attitudes are predisposition or a tendency to respond positively or negatively towards a certain idea, object, person, or situation. Attitude influences an individual's choice of action, and responses to challenges, incentives, and rewards (together called stimuli). Four major components of attitude are: