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attribution

An inference about the cause of a particular person’s behaviour(s) or of an observed action or event. Attribution can be explanatory, in which the viewer seeks a reason that a particular event occurred, or interpersonal, in which one explains the actions of oneself or others.

attribution

a person's inference about the cause of their behaviour or a behavioural outcome with regard to whether the behaviour or outcome is caused by internal factors (e.g. effort or ability) or external factors (e.g. chance or the influence of other people). attribution theory a theory designed to explain the types, antecedents and consequences of individuals' attributions.
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Based on the table above and according to the distribution of participants' scores on tests for depression, religious orientation (intrinsic--extrinsic) and attributional style (3 styles of intrinsic, global and stable positive events and three intrinsic, global and stable negative) of various descriptive indices such as mean, standard deviation and skew and elongation indicators show that the sample scores distribution tend to a normal distribution.
The happenstance learning theory (Krumboltz, 2009) is yet another possible explanation for the adoption of a "pessimistic" attributional style for career decision making after using FOCUS-2.
Help students develop attributional beliefs that lead to successful outcomes.
Participants who receive a target's identity in the form of avatar-based cue will exhibit higher attributional confidence than those who receive the target's information in the form of text-based cues.
In contrast to moderately aggressive children and adolescents, highly violent children and adolescents have a more complete set of social-cognitive deficiencies, including encoding errors, attributional biases, problem-solving deficits, and expectations that aggressive behavior will work (Lochman & Dodge, 1994).
The differences in past history of depression were statistically significant for children exhibiting both pessimistic attributional style and pessimistic inferential style.
Social stigma: The affective consequences of attributional ambiguity.
First, these attributional methods, like a number of mid-twentieth
Guess who-the very thinker who problematized such attributional "signatures" in the first place.
The strategies we discuss include: self-management training; cognitive mediation training self-advocacy training; peer- mediated supports; environmental modifications; periodic booster training; and attributional remediation.
Dismissing attributional controversies (there is too little known of palaces in the late Quattrocento and early Cinquecento to make a convincing argument), Preyer believes that the Corsi-Horne may be the first example of a type (the intonaco facade with corner quoins) that had a long and fruitful progeny -- although she herself agrees that its originality and influence seems inversely proportional to its and its patron's importance in Florence.
The sustainability of such a competitive advantage is seen by Coyne as being a function of the durability of the attributional difference and the capability gap which created it.