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Attribution: Characteristics and Factors: Characteristics of Attribution, Factors or Bases of Attribution

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Attribution: Characteristics and Factors

  • Attribution refers to the behavior of oneself and other persons by taking a decision about them. Feldman (1985) has stated, “Understanding the reasons for other people՚s behavior and making decisions about it is called attribution.” Reber and Raber (…

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Types of Group

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Types of Group

Different psychologists are divided into several types of groups on different grounds. This group is as follows: -

  • Primary group - Primary group and secondary group were classified by Cooley (1909) . Primary group refers to a group whose members have a face-to-face relationship. This relationship is direct and intimate. It has a lower number of members, is found to have relatively stable properties. Their cultural background is common. Family is an example of this.
  • Secondary group - This is also called secondary group. This is in contrast to the primary group. Its size is large, there is a formal rel…

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