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Finally, Kelley’s absence is inconsistent. In addition, it is similar to that of coworkers and not distinctive, in that he was inconsistently absent on his previous job
as well. As shown, this combination of cues suggests that some temporary, short- Chapter 3 79 Perception, Attribution, and Judgment of Others Consistency Consensus Distinctiveness Likely Attribution Smith High Low Low Disposition Jones High High High Situation Kelley Low High Low Exhibit 3.4
Cue combinations and
resulting attributions. Temporary Situation term situational factor causes his absence. It is possible that a sick child occasionally requires him to stay home. Biases in Attribution
As the preceding section indicates, observers often operate in a rational, logical
manner in forming attributions about behaviour. The various cue combinations and
the resulting attributions have a sensible appearance. This does not mean that such
attributions are always correct, but that they do represent good bets about why
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