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a person's habitual way of explaining events, typically assessed along three dimensions: internal/external, stable/unstable, and global/specific
Location. A characteristic or trait with in a person. The person will often say"something about me made this happen"
Someone else situation or circumstance
Has to do with the nature of the situation
Talks about the nature of the cause. This cause is permanent
Thinks that's the cause is temporary and changeable " not always this way"
Impact or reflections
This event means that the person thinks their whole life is affected such as work, friends,family, religion are all impacted
Limited to one area of life and at this point in time everything else is unaffected
Downplaying the role of the person in causing the behavior
Adding responsibility to the behavior "out of role behavior" acting in a way that violates what is expected of sit
Laughing at funeral
Counter factual thinking
mentally changing some aspect of the past as a way of imagining what might have been
"What might have happened if only"
Level of blame for counter thinking?
The ability to think about how things would have turned out differently "if only" what if
Fundamental attribution error
Tendency to explain behavior in terms of internal disposition or forces and you're under estimate the power of situation forces
cause of the fundamental attribution error
the belief that people get what they deserve in life and deserve what they get
Can lead to victim blaming
Told of perceptual salience
We tend to over estimate the causual role of info we have available to us
Ex. Seeing a mugshot and thinking we're going to get humoed
Gilbert's two stage att error
West. Less Air Force
East. Increase sit force
Balance theory. Likes things that are balanced and consistent
a feeling of anxiety over whether the correct decision was made
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