9 - 9/9/2010 Attribution Internal o A behavior has...

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9/9/2010 Attribution Internal o A behavior has something to do with them as a person External o A behavior has something to do with a situation Maintaining self-esteem Defensive Attribution o Outcome dependence Severe vs. Minor o Similarity Similar vs. Dissimilar Harder on the more similar subject o Belief in a Just World Attribute Theory Another distinction o Actor/Target o Perceiver/Observer Correspondent Inference Theory (Jones & Davis, 1965) o Not the same as correspondence bias o Degree of Choice No choice=nothing learned and vise versa o Expectedness of behavior Is it typical? Is it part of a social role? o Consequences of behavior Material benefits Social benefits Covariation Theory (Kelley, 1972) o Make internal or external attributions on the bias of multiple pieces of information o Is the behavior…. Distinct How does the actor act toward other stimuli? Consistent
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