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Attribution

Attribution is the process through which we seek to identify the causes of others’ behavior and so gain knowledge of their stable traits and dispositions.


Attribution is the process of trying to interpret and understand the human conditio n (our own and other peopl e' s) on the basis of overt behavior. We do this by attributing certain intentions or motivetion to the people whose behaviour we observe . This is a social psychological concept that is really a way of describing
what psychology is all about. In a sense it is the layman's equivalent of what the psycholog ist does.

Webster Dictionary Meaning

1. Attribution
- The act of attributing or ascribing, as a quality, character, or function, to a thing or person, an effect to a cause.
- That which is ascribed or attributed.
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