Attributions
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by Kelly Mahler
| 10 Questions
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Dismissing the impact of situational variables when explaining the negative behavior of others is known as
External/Situational Attribution
Fundamental Attribution Error
Internal/Dispositional Attribution
Self-Serving Bias
Defensive Attribution/"Just-world" phenomenon
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Leah believed that her boyfriend was short with her because he had a bad day at football practice. Leah is making a
External/Situational Attribution
Fundamental Attribution Error
Internal/Dispositional Attribution
Self-Serving Bias
Defensive Attribution/"Just-world" phenomenon
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Inga believes that all wrestlers are aggressive. She meets Terry who wrestles, when Terry gets upset, Inga is likely to make a
External/Situational Attribution
Fundamental Attribution Error
Internal/Dispositional Attribution
Self-Serving Bias
Defensive Attribution/"Just-world" phenomenon
Internal/Dispositional Attribution and/or Fundamental Attribution Error
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Jen believes that her little sister was crying because the family dog had just bitten her, Jen is making a ________________________ about her behavior.
External/Situational Attribution
Fundamental Attribution Error
Internal/Dispositional Attribution
Self-Serving Bias
Defensive Attribution/"Just-world" phenomenon
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Those from Collectivist societies are more likely to make _____________________ about others behavior than those from Individualistic societies
External/Situational Attribution
Fundamental Attribution Error
Internal/Dispositional Attribution
Self-Serving Bias
Defensive Attribution/"Just-world" phenomenon
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David believes that he aced his test in Biology because of his enormous capacity for that subject, but he believes that he did poorly in Psychology because his instructor is not very good. David is exhibiting _
External/Situational Attribution
Fundamental Attribution Error
Internal/Dispositional Attribution
Self-Serving Bias
Defensive Attribution/"Just-world" phenomenon
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Varad’s Calculus teacher was incredibly rude on the first day of class and Varad assumed he was a mean person. Varad did not know that a car hit his professor’s dog Fuzzy that morning. His boss had also reprimanded the professor just before class began. Varad is exhibiting
External/Situational Attribution
Fundamental Attribution Error
Internal/Dispositional Attribution
Self-Serving Bias
Defensive Attribution/"Just-world" phenomenon
Internal/DIspotitonal Attribution and/or Fundamental Attribution Error
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Kelly said that she was carrying a knife to protect her, but argued that others carried knives to attack helpless victims and mug them. Kelly is making a
External/Situational Attribution
Fundamental Attribution Error
Internal/Dispositional Attribution
Defensive Attribution/"Just-world" phenomenon
Just World Phenomenon
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Gary is the first person to turn in his exam. His teacher thinks that he is impatient and impulsive, but in fact he had studied very hard the night before and as a result was able to finish quickly. Gary’s teacher is making a
External/Situational Attribution
Fundamental Attribution Error
Internal/Dispositional Attribution
Self-Serving Bias
Defensive Attribution/"Just-world" phenomenon
Internal/DIspotitonal Attribution and/or Fundamental Attribution Error
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1
The belief that rape victims contributed to their own victimization is a consequence of
External/Situational Attribution
Fundamental Attribution Error
Internal/Dispositional Attribution
Self-Serving Bias
Defensive Attribution/"Just-world" phenomenon
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