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Attribution theory

Attribution theory was developed to explain how we judge people differently, depending on what meaning we attribute to a given behavior. Basically, the theory suggests that when we observe an individual’s behavior, we attempt to determine whether it was internally or externally caused.

A theory used to explain how we judge people differently, depending on what meaning we attribute to a given behavior.

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