Topic: Attitude: content, structure, function; its influence and relation with thought and behaviour; moral and political attitudes; social influence and persuasion.
7) “Psychological arousal of the masses to sudden stimulus created by public causes of corruption, violence against women etc. have something related to social and political attitudes of masses.” Elucidate with suitable examples.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based on the theme of political and social attitudes of the masses.
Key demand of the question:
One must discuss and analyse in what way the social and political attitudes of the masses are characterized or influenced by the sudden stimulus.
Elucidate – Give a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.
Structure of the answer:
One can start by quoting examples of recent incidences of public unrest in the wake of issues such as corruption, violence against women or children etc.
Explain first what social and political attitudes of the masses are.
How are these attitudes shaped? What are the factors responsible?
Discuss few recent incidences ranging from the reservation issue, anti-corruption movements etc.
Suggest in what way these issues can be addressed.
Conclude with suggestions to overcome these challenges associated with attitudes and signify the importance of attitude in personal and public life.