Six Attitudes For Winners by Peale and Norman Vincent - Read OnlineFunctional attitude theory FAT suggests that beliefs and attitudes are influential to various psychological functions. Attitudes can be influential on many processes such as being utilitarian useful , social, relating to values, or a reduction of cognitive dissonance. They can be beneficial and help people interact with the world. In the late s when psychoanalysis and behaviorism reigned supreme as the foci of psychological studies, Smith, Bruner, and White  and Katz  separately and independently developed typologies of human attitudes in relation to the functions to which they believed the attitudes served. The function of an attitude is more important than whether the attitude is accurate or correct. Aristotle's Rhetoric , renowned for its modes of persuasion in ethos, logos, and pathos, gave mankind its first recorded guide to and theory of social influence. Aristotle recognized that different appeals are necessary for different types of persuasion, and that these appeals can be tailored and refined to better suit the audience or better suit the product or idea at hand.
Six Attitudes for Winners
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With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts. Your attitudes are the keys to success. So why not boost them with the practical help in this book? Discover which attitudes will help you: face fears put excitement into life confront worries throw away personality crutches anticipate the future solve problems creatively Dr.