No person can imagine what it"s like to be some one else, they can imagine that they are like themselves, but cannot know. No man (human) really knows about other human beings. The best he can do is suppose that they are like himself. john steinback. Case of tania patricia hearst: sla (urban guerilla) abducted woman, asked for freedom of oppression, during her captivity she fell in love with one of the members, convinced to rob a bank. Two viable interpretations: her behaviour is primarily a function of situation, her behaviour is primarily a function of personal disposition, verdict: only served 22 months then was fully pardoned. The attributional equation or the lewinian equation: b = s + d, s = situation, d = disposition/personality. To answer the question did patty hearst have a disposition to rob the bank? rearrange the equation: d = b s.