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Department
Psychology
Course
PSYC 2310
Professor
Saba Safdar
Semester
Fall

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Attribution Attribution is answering the why question why you and I engage in certain behaviorsAnswering the Why QuestionThe difficult case of Tania Patricia Hearst Two viable interpretationsoHer behavior is primarily a function of the situation She wouldnt have robbed the bank if she wasnt abducted oHer behavior is primarily a function of personal disposition If she had high moral ground and didnt fall in love with a member of SLA she wouldnt have robbed the bank Verdict She was found guilty and sentenced to 35 years of imprisonmentthey attributed her crime to her personal dispositions Quote of the Day No man really knows about other human beings The best he can do is suppose that they are like himselfJohn Steinbeck oWe dont know what other people think or who they are The Logic of Attribution The attributional equation or the Lewinian equation oBSD
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