By the end of this module you should be able to:
- define what is meant by attitudes and describe what are
thought to be the main components of an attitude
- identify the pros and cons of direct versus indirect
- describe methods used to change attitudes, including persuasion
and the role of cognitive dissonance
- evaluate the role of attitudes in promoting healthy behavioural
This module explores what we mean by
attitudes, how they can be measured and changed and how they can
lead to healthy, or unhealthy, behaviours. Dr Amy Manley introduces
the scope of her module in the video below. Click play to
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We recommend that you make some notes as you work
through this module.
The 'TrOn Notebook' facility can be accessed
throughout the module (allowing you to make notes on each page),
and these notes will be saved in your personal area 'My TrOn', for
future reference. However, you will not be able to print these
notes as one single document.
If you would prefer to make your notes in a
separate document you may wish to download the 'learning notes'
below. This downloadable Word document will allow you to keep a
personalised record of your learning, which you can then save
and/or print for future reference.
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