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Lecture 8

PSYC 2310 Lecture 8: Psych*2310 - week 4. b

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University of Guelph
PSYC 2310
Saba Safdar

Thursday, February 2, 2017 Psych*2310 - Attitudes and Attribution Across Cultures Making Attributions in Intercultural Interactions - types of explanations: • ability • task difficulty • effort • luck - cultures tend to use different explanations for success and failure - on average people from individual societies focus on stable characteristics, internal and - Isomorphic attribution (Triandis, 1977) • someone doing an action may perceive it differently than a person observing the action Cultural Style ofAttribution - in individualistic cultures people tent to focus on the individual as determining the cause of behaviour • people attribute success to ability and failure to external factors - in collectivistic cultures people tend to give greater emphasis to external causes of individual behaviour • people attribute success to help from others and failure to the lack of effort FundamentalAttribution Error - it is possible that the fundamental attribution error is a uniquely western phenomenon • Miller (1984) - participants:Americans andAsian Indians of varying ages - they had to describe the cause of actions they remembered in their lives - when people are very young people have not been effected by their culture and so they styles of attribution were the same - Americans are more likely to use internal attribution 1 Thursday, February 2, 2017 - Indians are more likely to use external attribution Masuda & Nisbett’s Study (2001) - Results: bothAmerican and Japanese college students recalled details about the focal fish to a nearly • equal extent • Japanese students, however, reported more details about the supporting cast in the background Bicultural Identity - those with bicultural identity made more situational attribution when Chinese images were presented ad less situational attribution whenAmerican images were shown before Self ServingAttribution - Self servingAttributions • the ten
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