What is attitude?

The attitude, a term defined mainly from psychology, can be understood in different ways. Among them, is considered as the stance that adopts the human body according to the different movements of the spirit, however, the most common way of understanding what is known by attitude is that Psychic disposition of human being expressed in some way in particular.

This concept comes from the Latin word "actitudo" and, as already mentioned, is defined from the psychology as the social motivation of individuals that predispose their actions towards certain goals or objectives. There are personal attitudes that only relate to if same, while there are certain attitudes social that affect the behavior of a group or collective.

Attitude develops, to the interior of the psychology in the field of the psychology of personality and Social Psychology. Within the context of this last discipline is that the famed psychologist Gordon Allport began their research on social attitudes, but was by Erich Fromm, when in 1940, with the publication of his work "The fear of freedom", that this concept was installed as a fundamental part of the theories of personality.

The attitude adopted by an individual or group of individuals depends on many factors, depends on multiple experiences and relationships that have accumulated throughout its life history. In this way, the attitudes take shape from the set of beliefs that go complying, understanding by this to the only predisposition to act in a certain way to certain situations or circumstances, as we see a person will adopt a particular attitude towards particular situation, which will vary from an individual to another in a similar context. The same applies to certain groups of people or groups as it could be a Government or a political party.
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