A Cognitive (Attribution)-Emotion-Action Model of Motivated Behavior: An Analysis of Judgments of Help-Giving.

@article{Weiner1980AC,
  title={A Cognitive (Attribution)-Emotion-Action Model of Motivated Behavior: An Analysis of Judgments of Help-Giving.},
  author={B. Weiner},
  journal={Journal of Personality and Social Psychology},
  year={1980},
  volume={39},
  pages={186-200}
}
  • B. Weiner
  • Published 1980
  • Psychology
  • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Six experiments examined the relations of causal attributions and affect to judgments of help-giving. The first experiment considered the influence of three dimensions of causality (locus, stability, and control) on judgments concerning the lending of class notes. Ratings of help were lowest when the cause of the need was internal to the actor and was controllable (e.g., lack of effort). It was suggested that ascriptions to internal controllable factors maximize negative affect (disgust and… Expand
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