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Chapter 1111.1Personal attributes- People’s explanations for why events or actions occur that refer to people’s internal characteristics, such as abilities, traits moods or effortSituational attributes- people’s explanations for why events or actions occur that refer to external events, such as weather, luck, accidents, or other people’s actions.Fundamental attribution error- in explaining other people’s behavior, the tendency to overemphasize personality traits and under estimate situational factors.Actor/observer bias- When interpreting our own behavior, we tend to focus on situations. When interpreting other people’s behavior we tend to focus on personal attributes.Self-fulfilling prophecy- Peoples tendency to behave in ways that confirm their own expectations or other people’s expectationsPrejudice- negative felling, opinions, and beliefs associated with a stereotype.Discrimination- the inappropriate and unjustified treatment of people as a result of prejudice.Competition/cooperation11.2Attitudes- peoples evaluations of objects, events, or of ideas.

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