Attitude Formation Theory in Psychology


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What are the three primary elements of attitude formation?

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1. Daniel Katz held a functionalist perspective regarding attitude formation. What does the functionalist perspective explain?

2. Why is attitude formation important to the field of psychology?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet will test what your knowledge of attitude formation theory. Areas covered include cognitive dissonance and key elements of attitude formation.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • Three main aspects of attitude formation
  • The influence of Daniel Katz
  • Types of conditioning in the learning theory
  • Cognitive dissonance

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding attitude formation theory
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the functionalist perspective
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information regarding the impact of attitude formation on psychology and interpret it correctly

Additional Learning

To learn more about the attitude formation theory, study the lesson called Attitude Formation Theory in Psychology. This lesson features the following objectives:

  • Define attitude, and identify some examples
  • Explain the three theories of attitude formation
  • Discuss the contributions of Ivan Pavlov
  • Explore the ideas of Leon Festingner