Chapter 3 - Social Beliefs And Judgments

Perspective and situational awareness actor observer

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Unformatted text preview: ausality: To the Person or the Situation Misattribution Mistakenly attributing a behavior to the wrong source Attribution theory Theory of how people explain others’ behavior Dispositional attribution Situational attribution Explaining Our Social World Inferring Traits We often infer that other people’s actions are indicative of their intentions and dispositions Commonsense Attributions Consistency Distinctiveness Consensus Explaining Our Social World Fundamental Attribution Error Tendency for observers to underestimate situational influences...
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This note was uploaded on 02/03/2014 for the course PSY 331 taught by Professor N/a during the Spring '06 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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