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Lecture8 - I II Intrapersonal communication A Attribution...

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I. Intrapersonal communication A. Attribution Processes: 1. The way we assign explanations for people’s behavior a. Someone says something like “you look really nice today” we have to ask ourselves, “why is this person saying this?” or is someone is to meet you and they are late, you come up with explanations for why they are late in your head. 2. We attribute behavior either to internal causes or to external causes. a. Internal attribution: we see it as caused by the person/self; within the person’s control. (Ex. Friend not showing up because they didn’t want to come, when someone compliments you, they are a nice person ) b. External attribution: we see it as caused by the situation or other factors outside the person’s control. (Ex. They are late to meet you because of traffic , explaining it in terms of a reasonable excuse because of outside factors) 3. How do we decide? a. Compare person’s behavior to others’ and to knowledge of person’s past behavior. B. Biases in Attribution 1. Fundamental Attribution Error a. We tend to view others’ behaviors as caused by internal factors. b. We don’t tend to just think “there must have been traffic” our first impulse is to blame it on internal factors like “this is so typical they are a flake” 2.
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