A girl in need of an attitude adjustment, drawing by Lawrence Kinden (2004).

Attitude is a hypothetical construct that represents an individual's like or dislike for an item. Attitudes are positive, negative or neutral views of an "attitude object": i.e. a person, behaviour or event. People can also be "ambivalent" towards a target, meaning that they simultaneously possess a positive and a negative bias towards the attitude in question.

Attitudes are composed from various forms of judgments. Attitudes develop on the ABC model (affect, behavioral change and cognition). The affective response is a physiological response that expresses an individual's preference for an entity. The behavioral intention is a verbal indication of the intention of an individual. The cognitive response is a cognitive evaluation of the entity to form an attitude. Most attitudes in individuals are a result of observational learning from their environment.

Attitude in a spanking contextEdit

"Attitude" is often a reason for a spanking. If someone is said to have a bad attitude (such as behaving like a brat), then a spanking might be considered an attitude adjustment. A spanking implement, such as a paddle, is sometimes given the tongue-in-cheek nickname Attitude Adjuster.

Also some producers of BDSM equipment as well as makers of humorous novelty items sell spanking paddles with the words "Attitude Adjuster" printed on them. These are occasionally used as props in spanking videos, particularly those with a domestic setting (see video list below).

Attitude Adjustment is also the title of a spanking story by Don A. Landhill. This term also appears in the title of a number of corporal punishment and BDSM fetish videos.

Selected fetish filmsEdit

  • Jessica: Spanked For Her Attitude (Spanking Teen Jessica). Jessica, photos
  • Tantrum Throwing Brat Sarah Gregory Taken In Hand (Disciplinary Arts), Lily Starr, Sarah gets the "Attitude Adjuster" paddle, photos.


See alsoEdit

  This page uses content from Wikipedia. The original article was at Attitude (psychology). The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with Spanking Art, the text of Wikipedia is available under a copyleft license, the Creative Commons Attribution Sharealike license.