This preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.
Unformatted text preview: racial prejudices, they evaluated white faces more favorably than black faces Internal vs. external attributions Attribution: way of trying to understand why ppl behave the way they do Internal: explanations based on someones individual characteristics, such as attitudes, personality traits or abilities; person walked to work b/c he liked the exercise External: explanations based on situation, including events that presumably would influence almost anyone; situational (person walked to work b/c car wouldnt start) When deciding to make internal or external attribution, depend on: Consensus: how person behaves compared to others Consistency: how person behavies varies from one time to next Distinctiveness: how person behavies varies from one situation to another...
View Full Document
This note was uploaded on 12/26/2011 for the course PSY 1 taught by Professor Fridlund during the Fall '08 term at UCSB.
- Fall '08