Unformatted text preview: o Change attitude to make it consistent with behavior Attribution Theory • Dispositional Attributions o Identifying the cause of an action to something in person (i.e. trait, motive, etc.). o Behavior reflects, the personality of the person • Situational Attributions o Identifying the cause of an action to something in the situation or environment. o Behavior reflects the situation and not personality. • Fundamental Attribution Error o When we overestimate personality traits and underestimate the influence of the situation • Self-Serving Bias o I attribute my successes to dispositional factors and my failures to situational factors. o Slightly delusional bias, boosts your mental health. • Just-World Hypothesis o The belief that good people are rewarded and bad people are punished. o But it can lead to blaming the victim....
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This note was uploaded on 03/02/2011 for the course PSYCH 001 taught by Professor Benbassi during the Fall '08 term at GWU.
- Fall '08