attribution theory

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  • Created on: 03-05-14 19:33


  • attributions are beliefs about the causes of a person's behaviour
  • HEIDER proposed simplistic model of attribution 
  • beliefs about the causes of a persons behaviour categorised in two ways:
  • 1st= internal attribution: person themself responsible fro their behaviour, their personality
  • 2nd= external attribution, use external factors as responsible for a person's behaviour e.g. environmen or situation they are in. 


  • KELLEY, proposed a more complex model known as the COVARIATION MODEL.
  • attributions are determined by the covariance of three factors:
  • CONSISTENCY= does the person always behave


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