Cognition:Social cognition

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KeyStudy3:Gudjohnsson and Bownes-The attribution of blame and type of crime committed.

Is it true that criminals explain their behaviour in a different way?


Fundamental attribution:we tend to over-estimate the internal and under-estimate the external factors when explaining the behaviour of others.

Self-Serving bias:we tend to equate our successes to internal attributes and our failures to external attributes.

Aim:to examine the relationship between the type of offence and the attributions offenders make about their…


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