Lecture 15 - 24.02.11

Lecture 15 - 24.02.11 - ability to bad luck? Locus of...

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24 th February 2011 Psych 178 – Lecture 15 The Person as a Scientist Experiment – Attribution Consequences and Comparisons Attribution for failure Causal dimensions Expectancy of Future Success (low or high) Emotion (guilt, shame, low esteem) Motivation (+ or -) Low aptitude Internal Stable Uncontrollable Low – it is stable Shame Low esteem Lack of effort (on this occasion) Internal Unstable Controllable High Guilt (violation of moral standard) Low esteem + Bad Luck External Unstable Uncontrollable High + Test too hard (teacher too hard) External Stable Uncontrollable Low (probably anger) Questions: 1. What are the changes when attributions are altered from lack of
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Unformatted text preview: ability to bad luck? Locus of causality shifts from internal to external Causal stability shifts Expectancy of success will be greater Affect changes from shame and low esteem to nothing Motivation will be enhanced 2. What are the changes when attributions are altered from lack of effort to an overly difficult teacher/test? Locus of causality shifts from internal to external Causal stability shifts Causal controllability shifts Expectancy of success will be lower Affect changes from guilt and low esteem to nothing Motivation will be inhibited...
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