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attribution theory

 a theory thatseeks to explain the causes of behaviour in terms of either dispositional (personality)factors or situational factors.

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September 27th 2021

actor/observer biases

 theserefer to the tendency for (a) ‘actors’ to explain their own behaviour in situationalterms and (b) observers to explain the behaviour of others in dispositional (person) terms.