attribution theory

theory that states that we all have a basic need to understand and explain the causes of other peoples behavior

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  • Attribution theory — is a social psychology theory developed by Fritz Heider, Harold Kelley, Edward E. Jones, and Lee Ross. The theory is concerned with the ways in which people explain (or attribute) the behavior of others or themselves (self attribution) with… …   Wikipedia

  • attribution theory — noun (psychology) The theory explaining how people link actions and emotions to particular causes in order to understand behaviour • • • Main Entry: ↑attribute …   Useful english dictionary

  • attribution theory — deals with the rules that most people use when they attempt to infer the causes of behaviour they observe. In general, people tend to attribute their own behaviour to the situation or circumstances (social environment ) in which they find… …   Dictionary of sociology

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  • attribution theory — The theory that attempts to explore the rules governing the ways in which people attribute behaviour to external causes, social circumstance, or personality factors …   Philosophy dictionary

  • attribution theory of leadership — Gen Mgt the theory that leaders observe their followers’ behavior, attribute it to particular causes, and as a result respond in a particular way …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • status-attribution theory — See justice, social …   Dictionary of sociology

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  • Attribution (psychology) — Attribution is a concept in social psychology referring to how individuals explain behaviors of others. Types of attribution The two main types of attributions are internal and external attributions. When an internal attribution is made, the… …   Wikipedia

  • Attribution — (Roget s Thesaurus) >Assignment of cause. < N PARAG:Attribution >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 attribution attribution theory etiology ascription reference to rationale Sgm: N 1 accounting for accounting for &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 palaetiology1 …   English dictionary for students

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