September 13 - someone “slack” • Whether you are...

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September 13, 2010 Attributions Explanations about what caused an event Dispositional (internal) vs. Situational (external) Evidence for a bias toward dispositional attributions, “fundamental attribution error” Tendency to downplay a situational attribution in favor of a dispositional one. Typically only applies when judging others The effect depends in part on Culture Politics Whether you are judging others that are close to you (giving
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Unformatted text preview: someone “slack”) • Whether you are judging a member of a disliked group (not giving “credit”) Achievement motivation: Combining beliefs about stability Combination of “locus” of control (internal v. external) with “stability” Controllable events – likely to occur again (i.e. “stable”) Can produce different emotions/reactions...
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