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Unformatted text preview: l to notice examples of fair and friendly treatment. If such treatment is noticed, it might be perceived as patronizing rather than helpful. Later, we will cover gender, age, racial, and ethnic stereotypes at work. For now, consider You Be the Manager on the next page. Attribution: Perceiving Causes and Motives Thus far, we have considered a general model of perception and discussed some specific perceptual tendencies that operate as we form impressions of others. We will now consider a further aspect of impression formation—how we perceive people’s motives. Attribution is the process by which we assign causes or motives to explain people’s behaviour. The attribution process is important because many rewards and punishments in organizations are based on judgments about what really caused a target person to behave in a certain way. In making attributions about behaviour, an important goal is to determine whether the behaviour is caused by dispositional or situational factors. Dispositional attributions suggest that some personality or intellectual characteristic unique to the perso...
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