The book was written in alternating chapters, with Blanton writing one chapter, then Peale. Blanton espoused no particular religious point of view in his chapters. In this clinic of psychotherapy and religion grew into the American Foundation of Religion and Psychiatry, with Peale serving as president and Blanton as executive director. Blanton did not allow Peale to use his name in The Power of Positive Thinking and declined to defend Peale publicly when he came under criticism. As scholar Donald Meyer describes it: "Peale evidently imagined that he marched with Blanton in their joint labors in the Religio-psychiatric Institute.
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Attitudes can be influential on many processes such as being utilitarian useful , social, relating to values, or a reduction of cognitive dissonance. They can be beneficial and help people interact with the world. In the late s when psychoanalysis and behaviorism reigned supreme as the foci of psychological studies, Smith, Bruner, and White  and Katz  separately and independently developed typologies of human attitudes in relation to the functions to which they believed the attitudes served.
The function of an attitude is more important than whether the attitude is accurate or correct. Aristotle recognized that different appeals are necessary for different types of persuasion, and that these appeals can be tailored and refined to better suit the audience or better suit the product or idea at hand.
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