Attribution - S OC IA L P SYC HO LOGY E XA M 1 N O TES A T...

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Unformatted text preview: S OC IA L P SYC HO LOGY E XA M 1 N O TES- A T T R IB U T IO N • D I M E NS IO NS o Internal o External o Can be stable, unstable for both therefore 4 attributions I N T ER NA L E XTER NA L S TAB LE Personality traits Re-occurring situations U NSTABLE Mood, motivation Unpredictable situations o Want to make an internal attribution in order to identify a person and predict his/her behavior in the future • T H EO R I ES o Heider’s levels of responsibility (if any of these are not found less likely to make an internal attribution) Association - want to associate person with the behavior Causation – did they cause this to happen Foresee-ability – could they foresee the potential consequences of their actions Intentionality – intended for it to happen Justifiability - some strong situational event that may have caused behavior (ie revenge) o Correspondent inference theory When someone does a behavior we know all possibilities so we compare their actions to what they did not do. When there is just on non common effect in the behavior they chose you are sure it was the cause if there are...
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This note was uploaded on 02/27/2011 for the course PSYCH 133 taught by Professor Drigotas during the Spring '11 term at Johns Hopkins.

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