Attribution

Attribution concerns the scientific study of naive theories and common-sense explanations

Friedrich Försterling

2014

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  • Attribution concerns the scientific study of naive theories and common-sense explanations
  • The author begins with a broad overview of the central questions and basic assumptions of attribution research
  • This is followed by discussion of the ways in which causal explanations determine reactions to success or failure and how our causal explanations of other people's actions shape our behaviour toward them
  • With end of chapter summaries, further reading and exercises to illustrate key attribution phenomena, Attribution will be essential reading for students of social psychology and associated areas such as personality, educational, organisational and clinical psychology

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