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attribution (of causality)

 theway in which we infer the causes of our own or another person's behaviour according to a set of cognitive rules and biases. Asa result of these strategies we decide whether a person's behaviour is caused by their ownstable characteristics, or whether it is a result of situational influences.

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Psychology term of the day

June 21st 2021

pervasive developmentdisorder (PDD)

refers to a group of five disorders characterised by delays inthe development of multiple basic functions includingsocialisation andcommunication. The most commonly known PDD is autism.