Ch. 13 Social Psychology - Attitudes and Behavior...

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Unformatted text preview: Attitudes and Behavior Attribution Theory Group Behavior Social Influence and Authority S ocial Psychology Attitude - a belief and feeling that predisposes one to respond a particular way. Some negative attitudes can cause great social injustices Eg) A ttitudes and Behavior These attitudes can affect our behavior. Eg) Discrimination - A ttitudes and Behavior Attribution - the process of explaining one’s own behavior and the behavior of others. Attribution Theory - the theory of how people make attributions. We can attribute behavior to a: Situational cause - Dispositional cause – A ttribution Theory The “ Fundamental Attribution Error ” is the tendency to attribute others’ behavior to internal factors, and to attribute OUR behavior to external factors. T he Fundamental Attribution Error....
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This note was uploaded on 07/05/2010 for the course PSY PSY2012 taught by Professor Garner during the Fall '08 term at Tallahassee Community College.

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Ch. 13 Social Psychology - Attitudes and Behavior...

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