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Jun 10, 2016

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Attribution theory is concerned with how and why ordinary people explain events as they do.

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“Attribution theory deals with how the social perceiver uses information to arrive at causal explanations for events. It examines what information is gathered and how it is combined to form a causal judgment” (Fiske, & Taylor, 1991)

The theory if attribution tries to explain how we give meaning to other's behaviour, and even our own. You may explain that someone is angry because they are bad-tempered, or because something bad happened.

Attribution theory is concerned with how and why ordinary people explain events as they do.

There are many explanations and theories concerning this. Psychological research into attribution began with the work of Fritz Heider in 1958, subsequently developed by others such as Harold Kelley and Bernard Weiner.

You can take a look each here:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Attribution_%28psychology%29#Theories

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Suggested further reading: http://www.simplypsychology.org/attribution-theory.html

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