GRE (Graduate Record Examinations) Psychology Sensation and Perception-Perceptual Organization Study Material (Page 3 of 6)

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Attribution Theory: Definition and Bernard Weiner Theory

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Definition

Attribution theory explores how people interpret events and relate them to their thinking and behavior. It is a cognitive perception that affects their motivation. This theory was first proposed in a book called ‘The Psychology of Interpersonal …

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Attribution Theory: Heider Attribution Theory and Kelly՚s Attribution Theory

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Heider Attribution Theory

According to Heider՚s theory, the attribution is divided into two parts external or internal factors.

  • Internal Attribution: When an internal attribution is made, the cause of the given behavior is within the person, i.e.. the variables that make a person responsible like attitude, aptitude, character, and personality.
  • External Attribution: When an external attribution is made, the cause of the given behavior is assigned to the situation in which the behavior was seen. The person responsible for the behavior may as…

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