Attribute-Behavior Model

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Attitude-driven behavior (MADB) model

This model describes how emotions develop

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In a nutshell

So when a situation arise, my immediate response will reflect that Perception Which will cause my Emotions and Feeling

1 Situation a teacher corrects my answer
2 My Believes and Values (including Self Value) from my parents as a child I am worthless, useless
3 My Experience from past failures I get angry and mishandle the situation
4 My Emotions based on 2,3 Feel angry and frustrated
5 Behavior based on my feelings I lash at the teacher get sent to the office
6 Outcome Feeds on 2, 3 Another failure

The Emotional Cycle

Emotional Cycle


Perception is the process of attaining awareness or understanding of the environment by organizing and interpreting sensory information.

Perception can be shaped by learning, memory and expectation.


The Holy Spirit writes the law of God on our minds and hearts and forms our beliefs within us as our teacher and the One who shows us the things that God has prepared for those who believe and reveals to us the deep things of God. Here are just a few direct references to His teaching ministry. (John 6:45, 14:26, Galatians 1;11,12 , 1 Corinthians 2:9-16, Ephesians 4:21, 1 Thessalonians 4:9, Hebrews 8;10-11, 1 John 2:20,27 )

Internal Emotions

Emotions can proceed directly from our spirit under the influence of the Holy Spirit " and Jesus rejoiced in His spirit.." and emotions such as love, joy and peace are called the fruit of the Spirit (Galatians 5:22,23).

Interaction With Physical Disposition

The indwelling Holy Spirit gives life to our mortal bodies that we may be renewed and cry out "Abba Father!" (Romans 8:11-15) to our gracious Heavenly Father. See also the first section in this chapter on how His powerful work can break the domination of our lives by sin and addictions.

Outward Expression Of The Emotional Reaction

The spiritual basis for revelation that culminates in teaching is shown in 1 Corinthians.

1. Perception of person or situation - ideally in the Spirit.

2. Interaction of perception with belief system.

3. Internal emotion generated.

4. Interaction of internal emotion with physical predisposition.

5. Expression of emotion outwardly.