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Exercise 6 - Towards academic reading
William James (1842 – 1910) was one of the first psychologists in America. His views about the importance of attitudes are still relevant in today's complex world.
Read these 2 quotations by William James. In which quotation does James view attitudes as more powerful factor - in Quotation #1 or in Quotation #2?
Quotation #1:
"The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives."

Quotation #2:
"Whenever you're in conflict with someone, there is one factor that can make the difference between damaging your relationship or deepening it. That factor is attitude."
Which quotation shows the most powerful potential effects of attitudes?
To answer this question, you have to analyze - look carefully at the elements each quotation contains.

Click on the 1 correct answer.

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